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Zaanse Schans Windmill Village From Amsterdam

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highlights
  • See working windmills
  • Enjoy a cheese tasting
  • Watch a demonstration of clogmaking
  • Informative, friendly and professional live guide
Meet your guide and driver at our central meetingpoint just across from Central Station Amsterdam. A comfortable, air-conditioned single deck bus will take you to today’s destination in just 20 minutes.

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 onwards bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.

In its golden age the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills: wooden factories powered by wind. In these small factories many tasks were being executed with the aid of wind energy: wood sawn by machine, grounding spices, oil for food and paint, flower, cocoa powder and many other things.

The prosperity in the 18th and 19th century can be seen in the Zaanse Schans windmill village in several ways. Alongside windmills, barns and other buildings, you will see beautiful houses that were originally built as home to rich windmill owners and merchants. These houses have attractive facades and have been painted in traditional colors such as green, beige and light blue.

At arrival in the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the village. You will visit the clog museum annex wooden shoemaker shop and in the cheese farm you will get to taste Dutch farmer cheese. Then it is time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off to discover the Zaanse Schans on your own, your guide will give you further information on the Zaanse Schans and its unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about what to do and where to go.

what’s included
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
what’s excluded
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 3 hours
Tour Type Group Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English, german & spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Amsterdam, Holland
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Good to know - Tour involves a moderate amount of walking. We advise to wear to comfortable shoes.

Daily at 12:00 PM at the A'DAM tower, overhoeksplein 5, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here.
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If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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