Day trip to Zaanse Schans, the Windmill Village

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Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Dutch (conversational), French (conversational), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Enjoy a day outside the city by train

A visit to Amsterdam would not be complete if you don't see one of the country's most iconic symbols: a windmill!

Luckily for you, the world famous village of Zaanse Schans is approximately 40 minutes away from Amsterdam's Central Station! In Zaanse Schans one can admire not one, but eight working windmills.

Apart from the windmills, which are certainly the most visible element of the village, one can also admire a large amount of idyllic wooden houses, some of which date back to the 17th century: the golden age of the Netherlands.

The tour starts at the Central Station of Amsterdam, from where we can board a train and head towards the Zaanse Schans. This tour involves a bit of walking, therefore I suggest wearing comfortable shoes. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours and includes a visit to four working windmills.

An absolute must if you are in the Netherlands!


The tour starts from the Central Station of Amsterdam, from there we will head towards the Zaanse Schans via train.

The train station is located at a walking distance of approximately 15 minutes from the windmills.

The windmills are quite close from each other, and it should take about 3 hours to visit them.

Once the visit is complete, we can head back the same way to Amsterdam.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour officially starts at the Amsterdam Central Station, which is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible, alternatively, we can arrange another meeting point upon request.

End location: Amsterdam Central Station

Duration: 4 hours

The duration of the tour may vary in case of train delays.


This tour includes a train ride.

What’s Included

- Train Tickets from and back to Amsterdam

- Entrance fees to 3 working windmills (one of the windmills that we will visit is free)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - You may want to have some cash for souvenirs or food and drinks.
Most places accept Credit Cards, however, the toilets at the Zaanse Schans have a cost of 0.50€ and can only be paid in cash.

What’s Extra

Any personal expenses, such as food or souvenirs

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