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Zaanse Schans windmill village with cheese tasting & clog factory from Amsterdam

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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Delve into the rich tapestry of typical Dutch culture on an enriching half-day tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. With a knowledgeable guide, observe traditional cheese making processes; marvel at the interior of a working windmill; try on some authentic wooden clogs for size; and admire the quaint and colorful architecture of Zaanse Schans village before returning to Amsterdam by comfortable coach. Gain fascinating insight into the unique culture of the Netherlands on this educational tour.
  • Half-day trip to Zaanse Schans to experience authentic Dutch cultural traditions
  • Visit the clog museum and a cheese farm to taste Dutch farmer cheese
  • See the interior of a working windmill and the green-painted wooden houses of the village
  • Gain valuable insight into the rich culture of the Netherlands with your expert guide
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Live commentary on board
Pickup from centrally located meeting point
You will visit the clog museum (wooden shoemaker shop)
Orientation cheesefarm where you will get to taste Dutch cheese
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
This is Holland , Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

THIS IS HOLLAND, Overhoeksplein 51 - 11:30 AM

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour Company B.V.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Zaanse Schans windmill village with cheese tasting & clog factory from Amsterdam?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Zaanse Schans windmill village with cheese tasting & clog factory from Amsterdam?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zaanse Schans windmill village with cheese tasting & clog factory 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
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  • "The Tour Guide needs to look out for her paying guests to ensure they are not abandoned during tour or at the very least can contact her should there be a split." See review

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star-5
Short and Sweet
Arijit_B
, Jun 2022
A 3.5 hrs trip to the rustic and popular Holland windmills. The guide was very warm in his welcome and explained everything with a smile. Its an experience not to be missed when in Amsterdam
star-5
Good value-concise tour.
edlindamartinez
, Jun 2022
Seeing the shoes made and the cheese tasting! Learning about the industries and windmills was interesting.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Julie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our tour! Kind regards, Tour Company
star-2
Not well organized.
Don_J
, Jun 2022
The meeting location and organization of the start of the tour wasn’t very good. We were told to wait outside the building and then told to go into the building to get a “paper ticket” to get on the bus. They were late starting the tour. Evidently from a sick employee.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Don, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear you decided to give us a lower rating due to some unforseen issues at the start of the tour. We do hope you enjoyed your time at the Zaanse Schans village. Kind regards, Tour Company
star-5
Incredible peak into life in Amsterdam with an amazing guide.
Anthony_M
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed an incredible tour with the most amazing tour guide. We loved how he was able to converse in so many languages with everyone onboard. We recommend this trip to everyone!
star-4
Solid Tour
Adam_G
, Jun 2022
We were happily surprised with this tour. The clog factory and cheese tasting were short but enlightening! We primarily stayed in Amsterdam for most of our trip to the Netherlands so it was good to get out and see a bit of the countryside.
star-1
Was not a favorite
VToni_A
, May 2022
Your guide walked off from the group. Could not hear her descriptions … she needed a microphone. Required lots of walking , but most importantly there was little info on where to find the start. Three guides couldn’t advise
star-3
You basically get a bus ride. Bait and Switch.
Sher_L
, May 2022
From the website ad, this isn’t true: “marvel at the interior of a working windmill”. They forgot to mention before you purchase on Viator, that it’s 5€ extra each to go inside the windmill! Change it! We paid, and it was very nice to climb up the ladder to get to the outside near the top of the windmill. This also isn’t true: “cheese farm”. What we saw was a store, nothing like a farm, with a person in costume who gave a four minute speech about making cheese. Anybody who walks into the store can taste the same cheese that we tasted. There was no commentary on the cheese at all. Just a slew of people milling around trying to get thru a long queue to reach for the tiny samples. They were a couple of goats and chickens in a tiny backyard fenced area. Definitely not a farm, just store with a fenced area. Change it to: sample cheese standing in line in a store! Clogs: We couldn’t hear the clog maker talk, there were so many people. Enough seating for about 20, but about 50+ people in the room. This demonstration took about six minutes. All in all, average.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Day out in the countryside
Shirley_H
, May 2022
This was an excellent trip despite the disappointing weather. Windmills, cheese and clogs - clogs particularly interesting but don't sit too near the front for the chippings flying! Cheese tasting was fab with flavours you would never have thought would have seen the light of day! Everything worked well from the departure point, we were met and welcomed ahead of being shown to the bus. Attentive and informative guide, multi lingual and amusing too. Great half day trip.
star-5
Afternoon Getaway
Sheila_W
, May 2022
Fun experience. Great change of pace from the city. Enjoyed the shoe making demonstration and cheese tasting.
star-5
A taste of Holland
Natalie_R
, May 2022
Great trip. Check in location was inside This is Holland which wasn't clear on the instructions. Friendly guide. Plenty of cheese to taste. Clog making is fascinating and the windmills are interesting. It's very windy - of course, so wear a coat!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience! Kind regards, Tour Company
star-5
Picturesque
AnishAnthony_T
, May 2022
A pleasant and relaxed tour embracing nature. Loved the calmness and beauty of the village with the views of windmills, wooden shoe making, cattle farm and cheese produce. The quiz session during the close of the tour was really engaging and thoughtful. Appreciate the whole team who make the travelers feel contended and cherished. Wish you great success and all the very best. Thank You!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience! Kind regards, Tour Company
star-3
Disappointing
James_M
, May 2022
Too commercialized, the windmills seemed to be secondary to the touristy shops. If your purpose is to learn about and see windmills this tour will disappoint.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi James, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the Zaanse Schans village. The tour indeed does not include a windmill visit, but we give the guests extra free time to explore on their own after the guided tour. Kind regards, Tour Company
star-5
Excellent tour guide,...
Nelly_V
, Apr 2022
Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. Very comfortable bus. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Nelly, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and appreciated our staff members! Kind regards, Tour Company
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Windmills and chocolate smell
Agnes_M
, Apr 2022
I went to see windmills with VIATOR tour bus and payed for it but there was some misfortune and I missed the bus on my way back. But there is bus stop near Zaanse Schans museum so I could get back by bus (anyway you need to have day card or something for public transpot). Zaanse Schans is wort visiting. There are very nice little wooden houses and you can see windmills working. You can smell chocolate because there is chocolate factory over the bridge and there is little chocolate shop over the bridge.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Agnes! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear you missed the bus, but are happy with your kind words! Kind regards, Tour Company
star-5
Great half day tour....
Richard_N
, Dec 2021
Great half day tour. Would highly recommend it. With Covid, we still had time to see the city. Richard was an excellent guide.
star-5
Nice, quick getaway to the country
Natasha_T
, Jan 2020
The tour was quite short - perfect if you have a limited amount of time in the Netherlands. If you have more time, opt for the longer tour. The tour bus guide was friendly. My only complaint is that every thing he said he then translated it into Spanish and Dutch. Therefore, the talking part could have been less and there could have been more time to tour. I suggest maybe Englih only tours or pre-recording the talking points so everyone doesn't have to listen to 3 different languages being spoken.
star-3
Nice to see Zaanse Schans
ALI_J
, Nov 2019
It was nice to see the town of Zaanse Schans and ofcourse the Cheese Farm, Clog Museum, and the many other vendors, stalls, and Windmills. Value for money it was quite reasonable and the tour started and ended as described. The only issue was that the actual guide managing the tour essentially vanished after the Clog Museum demonstration had completed! We couldn't find her - or members of our tour group, we were not given any maps or places to meet, after some level of frustration and disappointment we ended up moving around at our own pace on within the area but were always making sure our tour bus and driver wouldn't leave us stranded. The Tour Guide needs to look out for her paying guests to ensure they are not abandoned during tour or at the very least can contact her should there be a split.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Holland trip
Kevin D
, Oct 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the visit but found the cost of entering the windmills whcih for us would have been 20 euros each windmill adding in total to 80 euros is the only reason we have not gifven a top rating for the visit.
star-5
Beautiful day in the country
Toni_F
, Oct 2019
The tour is well organized. It was nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the day. The village is beautiful and the demonstrations are very informative.
star-4
Half day tour
May P
, Sep 2019
This was great!!! The clog tour and the cheese tour were very quick - maybe 10 minutes each at most but it was very interesting. The rest of the time was free time in the village - very, very interesting...
1 traveler found this review helpful

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