Discover the Zaanse Schans windmill village and the Dutch countryside
In this 4 hour Tour your private licensed guide will show you the Zaanse Schans windmill village close to Amsterdam.
We will travel 'green' using the comfortable, reliable and inexpensive Dutch public transport system.
The Zaanse Schans is only a short ride by public transport from Amsterdam. It is the perfect place to see a working windmill and other cultural symbols from the Netherlands, like a cheese farm and wooden shoe workshop. You will also see the typical Dutch countryside.
This tour works really well for groups and families staying downtown Amsterdam who are looking for a nice day-trip and want to see more of the Netherlands.
The Zaanse Schans has a lot of great places to discover, which can be included in your tour:
- a working windmill
- a cheese farm
- a wooden shoe demonstration
8:30 AM Pickup at your hotel downtown Amsterdam or at the Victoria Hotel
Around 9:30 AM Arrival at the Zaanse Schans and private guided tour, which might include two of the following activities
- a private tour in the village
- a windmill visit
- a wooden shoe workshop
- a cheese farm
- a hike in the nature
Around 11:30 Return to Amsterdam
12:30 PM Arrival in Amsterdam
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: * At your hotel downtown Amsterdam. Please inform me about the name and address of the hotel
* At the entrance door of the Victoria Hotel in front of the Central Railway Station, Prins Hendrikkade 36, 1012 LG, Amsterdam .
Please specify your preferred Meeting Location during your request.
I will be there waiting for you with a sign with your name(s) and Tours by Locals. Also you can reach me on my mobile phone (Call, WhatsApp)
End location: downtown Amsterdam
Duration: 6 hours
Around 6 hours, depending on your interests.
Don't worry about the public transport schedule, there is a connecting service running every 30 minutes or more frequently.
* public transport
* walking. The total amount of walking is between 1.5 and 2.5 miles / 2.5 and 4 kilometers on flat terrain
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 € - lunch and shopping expenses in a cheese farm, windmill and other shops.
Please be aware that credit cards are not accepted everywhere.
I am not a driver. I prefer to use the Dutch public transport system, which is environmentally friendly, reliable, relatively fast and a great way of discovering our country. I do also have colleagues available with private transport.
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Highly recommend this tour, sadly Roland was not well, lucky he arranged for Adrie Boerefijn to take over. Superb trip, Adrie has done his research, is well informed, entertaining and flexible. Our tour was customised to accommodate our specific interests and Adrie also added his suggestions. So pleased we agreed to check out the Planetarium in Franeker, it is amazing and much more than we expected, also great little town. We learned a lot about the polders and dikes, also Dutch history. A must do tour !