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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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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
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover the delights and history of Zaanse Schans and the Dutch countryside on a 3-hour, small-group trip from Amsterdam. With an informative guide, admire the lush, canal-crossed Dutch landscape. Take a tour of pretty Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills and green-painted houses, and visit a cheese farm and clog-making workshop to learn about these traditional crafts. Lastly, visit a working windmill to learn how these waterside factories helped drive the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Numbers are limited on this tour for a small-group experience.
  • 3-hour trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and the surrounding countryside
  • Delight in the pretty countryside, pastures and canals of the Zaans region
  • Explore the picturesque museum village of Zaanse Schans to see its green-painted weatherboard houses
  • Visit a clog-making workshop and cheese farm to learn about these olden crafts
  • Head inside a working windmill to see its spinning sails, stones and cogs
  • Learn about the historical Zaans region, an industrial powerhouse during the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
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Round-trip shared transfer
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Prins Hendrikkade 74, 1012 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • As seats on this tour are restricted, all travelers should have a ticket
  • This tour contains a moderate amount of walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Zaan Tours

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

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 Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour 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 Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam.

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  • "Wear comfortable shoes” does not cut it for handicapped visitors." See review
  • "It is a must to wear comfortable footwear as the tour involves a bit of walking." See review

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Windmills, cheese, and clogs!
Melanye_E
, Sep 2020
Really great tour and very informative tour guide. We had lots of opportunities to buy nice high quality souvenirs. Would highly recommend!
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Best experience in Amsterdam
Tarin_A
, Aug 2020
Was only us on the tour which meant we could have a very personalised tour! It was lovely and the tour guide was really engaging and kind, she even took us back to our hotel afterwards as it was just us! This was the best experience I’ve had in Amsterdam and would highly recommend!
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Great experience
Ces
, Jul 2020
My sister and I were the only 2 guests on a tour with Esther our guide. She was excellent and her enthusiasm and pride in the windmills and her local area enhanced our experience. We had a fantastic trip and would recommend the experience to anyone interested in Dutch history and culture. Thank you Esther.
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Fascinating!
Suzanne_M
, Jul 2020
I loved this short trip from Amsterdam. An absolutely beautiful village with working windmills, lush gardens and delicious chocolate ice-cream. The drive there was only around 20 minutes, which meant there was plenty of time to see the village, look at some museums and visit the windmills. The guide was very knowledgeable, and she was genuinely fond of Zaanse (sorry, I cannot remember her name). I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to fill in a spare morning or afternoon.
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Pleasantly surprised
Familyoffour
, Jul 2020
Paulo (spelling) was a terrific tour guide. This tour was amazing. Very informative and best of all we were by ourselves. COVID safety measures were taken ave we felt very safe. I highly recommend this tour.
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Bees Never Had It So Good
Bee
, Jul 2020
Our tour guide Paul was absolutely wonderful!!! He is from a small town near Zaanse Schans and gave us a personal history of the area. His English was very good. We were given time to shop and buy cheese, candy and watch a Dutch craftsman make a wooden shoe. Climbing up into an actual working windmill and looking out over Zaanse Schans was a big thrill for me. I highly recommend this tour company.
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Typical Netherlands
GHedgehog
, Mar 2020
A great excursion! It was good to get out of the city for half a day, and see some of the things that Holland is famous for. They are clearly working hard to preserve their heritage. Callum, our guide, was friendly and informative, and even offered to pick us up from where we were staying as it looked like we were going to be the only ones on the trip that day. Yes, Zaanse Schans has become quite touristy, but out of season at least, well worth a visit!
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Perfect Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam
Adam
, Mar 2020
We had a great time exploring Zaanse Schans just outside of Amsterdam and learning about all of the special, unique cultural and historical insights that made the Netherlands what it is today! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and open to all kinds of questions. Highly recommend!
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Nicole_C
, Feb 2020
We loved our tour our guide was amazing . Such a beautiful day . I would recommend going on this tour
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Highly Recommended!
Delvino
, Feb 2020
We love it! We were a 9 persons group, my family went in a small luxury van, and the guide is amazing. Very friendly, clear in the explanations, and make the visit a real experience! Highly recommended!
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