Amsterdam Half-Day Tour to Zaanse Schans: Windmills, Clog Museum and Cheese Farm

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Amsterdam Half-Day Tour to Zaanse Schans: Windmills, Clog Museum and Cheese Farm
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Visit the beautiful windmill village Zaanse Schans. Here you will experience all that is typical Dutch in just a few hours. See the historic working windmills of Zaanse Schans and the wooden green painted houses and shops. Learn about cheese making and watch traditional craftsmen making clogs and other artifacts. A professional, experienced and friendly guide will accompany you throughout the village before you get time to further explore the village on your own.
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In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
All entrance fees included
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect for all ages and skill level
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Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 on, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, Kraaienest 4, 1509 AZ Zaandam The Netherlands

You will visit the clog museum annex wooden shoemaker shop, here you will watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artefacts

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, Zeilenmakerspad 5, 1509 BZ Zaandam The Netherlands

Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in a farm and of course taste some real Dutch farmer cheese!

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup from centrally located meeting point

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

This is Holland, Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Excellent day out. Delayed start due to the public transport strike but this did not detract from the wonderful time we had. The coach journey was pleasant and the tour operator looked after everyone during the journey and at the venue. Would def recommend this day out. We went with our children and we all enjoyed it!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
It was so nice the transport was great, meeting point also was very good, Rick was a very good tourist guide I was impressed with everything he wasn’t talking about
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was an absolutely wonderful tour. It's only a 20 minute drive to get there from Amsterdam, and was well worth it. We learned about the history of the windmills, wooden shoes, and had a cheese demonstration. This was certainly a highlight of our trip, and I strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to truly experience Holland!
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
That was truly amazing, seeing how the clogs and the cheese were made, it was very interesting, you then get 1 hour to explore, there is a place where they make homemade waffles and candles, the waffles were delicious
• Submitted 14 Mar 2018
This was really worth the money, tour guide very professional. The shops was a bit expensive, happy no extra entrance fee charged at the venue
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
We love the day we spent in the north of Amsterdam under our tour guide Maria's friendly guidance. Everyone working in the industrial town were so helpful and had excellent knowledge in their own fields. Will definitely recommend to other people.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2017
Derek with his pleasant voice helped this sightseeing to be even better! Wonderful choice.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
I did enjoy this. It was a beautiful day and the windmills looked great. I sampled quite a few cheeses and bought some for a snack later. A good tour.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Great coverage in a short period of time!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2017
Excellent tour guide for this enjoyable three hour trip to see the windmills at Zannse Schans. The trip left on time, returned on time, and there was ample time to wander around to visit some of the windmills.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017
Awesome tour. We had an amazing guide and loved the tour of the cheese shop and also saw making of the clogs. There were a lot of farm animals too. Viator did a great job in coordinating the tour. Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2017
Great tour! We got to see the windmills, the clog museum and the cheese farm. It was definitely worth the short drive from the city.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
This was a fun little excursion for our last day in Amsterdam while we waited for our flight out. The pick-up location sounded complicated to me but was actually very easy to find once we got to Amsterdam Centraal Station. On the short drive to Zaanse Schans our tour guide told us some history and gave us fun facts about Amsterdam and the Netherlands as well as about the area we'd be going to. Zaanse Schans was very fun and interesting! We got to watch a clog making demonstration at the clog museum and try at least a dozen different kinds of cheeses at the cheese farm as well as chocolates and waffles. The windmills were stunning and I loved learning about their history. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with a few spare hours in Amsterdam, especially at such a low price.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
Amazing place. We had a very nice ride going towards the place. Another spectacular place we've visited in Europe. I wanna go back if time permits.
• Submitted 14 Sep 2017
Really great trip! The guide and driver were awesome!
• Submitted 14 Sep 2017
This was a well worth tour to the Windmills - with very little time to spare this is an ideal tour although be mindful of where you have to pick up your tickets and location of the starting point of the tour as they are both different and this can lead to some confusion
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017
Experience the things that made Amsterdam famous. Watch a demonstration of clog making as well as a talk on cheese making. The highlight is the old windmills. Take your camera.
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
Nice place to visit and learn the historical facts.
• Submitted 24 Jun 2017
Very pleased with the tour overall. Only issues I had was the confusion at the sign-in for the tour. The bus was late and not much information was being passed around. The guide needs some type of hat or shirt to let everyone know they were the guide. Would of helped with the confusion. But after leaving and getting on our way, the tour itself was very good. Would recommend.
• Submitted 01 Jun 2017
Awesome day out and very informative
• Submitted 25 May 2017
worth the money! amazing view
• Submitted 11 May 2017
You will not see a village like this anywhere else in the world. About 10 windmills with most still working and several being used still working commercially. Clog factory and cheese makes are both fascinating.Scenery breathtaking
• Submitted 16 Mar 2017
Loved the tour! Tour guide was very friendly and very good at explaining juggling between English and Spanish. I really recommend this one, and if you go in winter, get ready to suffer some cold :
• Submitted 03 Mar 2017
Very beautiful tour, would recommend to any one.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2017

In Brief

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Country:
Netherlands
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
All entrance fees included
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect for all ages and skill level

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