Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour From Amsterdam

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Take a 3-hour half-day tour to the countryside and explore Zaanse Schans in a small group. See how a clog maker is making the famous Dutch wooden shoe, visit a cheese farm and a working windmill. Spend half a day outside Amsterdam and enrich your trip by touring the Dutch countryside.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Start from Amsterdam's city center, and visit the famous village of Zaanse Schans with your local guide. Enjoy a guided tour of this unique little town with its traditional crafts, typical Green wooden houses and of the majestic windmills of course.

Visit a clog maker and see how the traditional Dutch wooden shoe is being made as well as a cheese farm and traditional crafts. Last but not least, you will also visit an industrial windmill (entrance fee included in your ticket). Experience the power of those windmills, which are fine little factories on its own.

Enjoy spending a half-day outside of Amsterdam to see Holland's countryside. At the end of your Zaanse Schans tour, your guide will bring you back to Amsterdam.

Inclusions for Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour From Amsterdam

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer

Exclusions for Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour From Amsterdam

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Minimum age is 1 year

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • This was a fantastic tour. It was great to get away from Amsterdam and see something new. It was so green and beautiful. The little town was adorable, I would love to live there! My boyfriend and I loved it, we learned so much about the windmills, clog making and the village.

  • So pleased we selected this tour. It did not disappoint. Bart picked us up on time and drove us to where we met our guide Callum. It is a must to wear comfortable footwear as the tour involves a bit of walking. Callum provided us with the history of Zaanse Schans as we passed beautiful houses and into a clog factory where we saw them being made and then onto the cheese factory where we got to sample a variety of cheeses. We then walked towards the windmills which some were working. Callum gave us information on the history of the windmills and the part they played in Amsterdams past. Although the tour was only a half day we came away with greater knowledge of Amsterdam and it's history. A great morning, very enjoyable.

  • GREAT TOUR — highly recommend. We were only three persons on the tour, with an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. Went at a slow pace to accommodate the two ladies over age 70. Everything we wanted from the tour was met.

  • best one... planning to visit again in Amsterdam...

  • We were picked up from the meeting spot in the middle of Amsterdam and driven to Zaanse Schans which is only about 30 minutes away. Very pretty place , went through a windmill and sat through a cheese tasting, saw some clogs being made which was really very good to watch. Well worth a visit.
    The guide was very nice but didn't keep everyone together and very difficult to hear, he also needs to sharpen up his driving skills but all in all it was a great trip

  • Good experience for the money! Guide knew what he was talking about.

  • This tour was excellent. Our tour guide was highly knowledgeable, as he was from the area. We enjoyed watching the wooden shoe demonstration and seeing the windmills. Lovely little place.

  • Quick tour of famous working windmills. Way too much sales pitch. The clog maker was bored to death during his presentation, and should be replaced. The cheese hostess quoted each sentence as if she was reading. They charged for samples of got chocolate. But the windmills and green homes are wonderful. The pewter lady was quite interesting as well. Great cheese samples also!

  • The Zaanse Schans trip is excellent, the local guide provide us the most insightful story about the village. It is really a small group, only 9 of us and all of us have different tour package. I chosen the 3 hour package which only visit the Zaanse Schans in the morning and back to Amsterdam by 2pm which allowed us to have more time in Amsterdam. This is highly recommended for the price and arrangement. By the way, due to the traffic, they come to pick us up a bit late, they even wait for another 5 minute for the missing guest.

  • Great trip. Really recommend! There were 9 people on my tour. Our guide Bart was very knowledgeable and super organized. I had the perfect amount of time to explore on this tour, then get back into central Amsterdam for a full day of activities there.

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