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Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience the Holland of old on a private, 3-hour trip to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. Enjoy the beauty of the Zaan region, with its wooden windmills, quaint villages and meadows. Stop at the historical, windmill village of Zaanse Schan and take a guided tour around the pretty lanes and watersides, passing green-painted houses, wooden barns and shops. Watch clogs and cheese being made at craft workshops, and visit a working windmill to learn how they were used to pump water, saw wood and more through the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Private 3-hour trip to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam
  • Admire the wooden windmills and countryside of Holland's picturesque Zaan region
  • View the highlights of Zaanse Schans on a guided tour of its painted houses and bridges
  • See a cheese-making demonstration and watch traditional clog-makers at work
  • Visit a working wooden windmill to view its cogs, grindstone and spinning sails
  • Learn about the Zaan region and its role as an industrial heartland during the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Enjoy personalized commentary and full attention from a private guide
Private tour
Local driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
For pick up from airport Amsterdam Schiphol, an additional cost of EUR 50,00 is charged.
For not listed pick up places, this will be possible as well. Please contact us.

Airports

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands


Ports

  • Passenger terminal amsterdam, Piet Heinkade, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Zaan Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was a perfect way to spend the morning and I would recommend the tour and in particular the guide to everybody." See review
  • "It really is not a 3 hour tour, we were done in about 2 hours and then just kind of walked around killing time." See review
  • "It was a bit commercialized but I would recommend the tour." See review

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Windmills
cheryl_c
, Mar 2020
Esther was lovely. We enjoyed learning about windmills from her. And it was so nice that she could share her own experiences of living in a windmill with us.
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Wonderful Day Trip
Pathfinder168582
, Sep 2019
We loved this tour!! Our guide, Ray, was lovely and a local to Zaanse Schans! She knew all about the area, the history and everything really! She was wonderful, great person to spend a few hours with exploring a new area. We took the private tour and had full control over the day, pace and where we wanted to stop in and such. The little town of Zaanse Schans was really interesting and beautiful! We went in mid September and there weren’t too many people, quite peaceful actually. We got great photos too, with less people! We got to climb to the top of a windmill which I wasn’t expecting on this tour and was a real treat!! The tour could also start and stop where we wanted, pick up and drop off in Amsterdam could be where we please and the company was very communicative about it. I even had to change our pickup location the day before and all was well. I’ll have memories made from this day for life and would highly recommend to anyone! :)
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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC
Adventurer312912
, Sep 2019
Absolutely fantastic tour. Our host, Ingrid, was brilliant and made the visit into something special. It was a perfect way to spend the morning and I would recommend the tour and in particular the guide to everybody. Ingrid's knowledge of Dutch history was second to none.
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Great visit to see the windmills.
msinrpc
, Jul 2019
Our guide gave us a great private tour of the windmills and little village. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He even arranged a private cheese making demo for us! The tour was a very nice way to spend a few hours in the country.
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Somewhat interesting
karenkI3688BO
, Aug 2018
The windmill tour was very interesting. Enjoyed the cheese store and 5 min demo. I think our expectations were very high that this would be a very educational tour and there would be alot more there. It really is not a 3 hour tour...we were done in about 2 hours and then just kind of walked around killing time. We were not there to stop to eat or drink coffee so maybe that would take up some time. I thought this tour was overpriced compared to the many Viator tours we have had. It was almost triple what we paid in Krakow for a four hour tour where we really saw a great deal. I would just go to Zaanse Schans on your own. Pay for UBER and walk around on your own.
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Callum Dickie
pierryj
, Jul 2018
We were met at the ship’s dock and then proceded to a remarkable village created out of the past called Zaanse Schans. There we were treated to watching how clogs were made and a cheese demonstration. Callum filled in the history and culture of his country. We then toured the city of Amsterdam. Collum was very personable, knowledgeable and extremely patient with his elderly clients.
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We were a little skeptical when we...
Robin S
, Dec 2017
We were a little skeptical when we got to the location because it just seemed like a tourist trap - and it is - but Bart did a great job providing us with information and answering absolutely every question we had. As a local, he seems well-known there and we even spontaneously got to sneak inside a separate room of the pigment windmill and get a little explanation from the owner. You could tell that wasn't planned. The windmills were definitely the best part.
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It was a wonderful, informative day...
Donna S
, Nov 2017
It was a wonderful, informative day. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the windmills, the village and the clog making.
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The tour was very good. Particularly...
David S
, Oct 2017
The tour was very good. Particularly the working windmill tour, clog and cheese making demos. Our guide was excellent - including her personal childhood memories and family experiences. If not for the rain, it would have been crowded. It was a bit commercialized but I would recommend the tour.
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I paid 239 for two people to go on...
Christina C
, Oct 2017
I paid 239 for two people to go on this tour. I think my tour guide was nice, but not enthusiastic. They did not speak to us on the way to or from Amsterdaam, and overall, did not seem inviting. I recommend going to Zaanse Schans on your own from Amsterdaam. All the stuff listed in the tour is free there already! It was a pretty basic tour in comparison to others that I have done in Spain, etc. For this price, bathroom fees, and water should be included. I should not have to pay for that! Also, he seemed to want to rush us: You do not need to walk down to look at those windmills, you can just look at these. We were not willing offered time for lunch or to browse. However, we did ask to be giving time after he started to driveway, and he obliged. However, this is a lot of money just for a couple hours!!!!! Just go to Zaanse Schans yourself! Your money will go along way.
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