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The scenic Dutch village of Zaanse Schans is most famous for its windmills, once used to power everything from paint-making to paper production; today, it’s set up like an open-air museum, with five working windmills. Wander the village, view the preserved architecture, and watch the locals at work—in their traditional wooden shoes and Dutch garb, naturally. Green wooden houses, a historic shipyard, and a pewter factory are among the highlights.

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Private Tour: Highlights of Amsterdam + Zaanse Schans village + Cheese Farm

Private Tour: Highlights of Amsterdam + Zaanse Schans village + Cheese Farm

During the tour, you will travel to the village of Zaanse Schans, past the Dutch landscapes of polders and canals, where you will visit a windmill, a workshop for making wooden shoes, a cheese farm with a tasting of Dutch cheese. Then you will return to Amsterdam, where you take a panoramic tour. You will see Central Railway Station, St. Nicholas Basilica, Dam Square, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Palace, Canals and bridges of the city, Canal houses, Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Red Light District, etc. The tour ends with a return transfer to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$771.29
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$771.29
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Private day trip to The Keukenhof Gardens and The Zaanse Schans Windmills

Private day trip to The Keukenhof Gardens and The Zaanse Schans Windmills

Explore the Dutch country side with this private day trip to Keukenhof and the Zaanse Schans Windmills. Get picked up at your hotel by your private guide that will drive you around in a comfortable vehicle. First your private guide will drive you to Keukenhof where you will discover its outstanding flowerfields. Inside the Keukenhof gardens you can admire the beautiful and internationally renowned display of all sorts of flowers. Explore 32 hectares of gardens full with tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring bulbs in all sorts of colours. Next, you will arrive at Zaanse Schans where you will explore the Dutch countryside and windmills. Learn all about the area and enter various windmills, barns, shops and explore many traditional wooden houses. Your private guide will also bring you to a traditional Dutch waffle factory and Dutch cheese farm where you will be able to taste cheeses. At the end of the day your private guide will drive you back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$465.90
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$465.90
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Half day private tour from Amsterdam or (AMS) Schiphol, custumizable

Half day private tour from Amsterdam or (AMS) Schiphol, custumizable

Maximize your time in Amsterdam, and book a private half-day tour to see the sights that interest you most. Perfect if you have half a day free, this Amsterdam experience offers a pickup and drop-off service along with private transport and a guide. A typical tour visits the monuments of Dam Square plus attractions beyond Amsterdam such as Keukenhof, but the itinerary is customizable to you. Note that entry fees are extra.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$557.50
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$557.50
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Private sightseeing tour to Zaanse Schans windmills and Volendam from Amsterdam

Private sightseeing tour to Zaanse Schans windmills and Volendam from Amsterdam

Because of COVID-19 we have taken special hygiene measures. Each vehicle has a plastic screen, is disinfected before each journey and our drivers are trained and provide appropriate materials to ensure social distancing measures are met with all passengers. Enjoy a half day Sightseeing tour to the windmills and Volendam. A unique piece of Dutch history on the River Zaan and Volendam.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.05
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$218.05
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Volendam & Zaanse Schans Tour: Dutcher than Dutch

Volendam & Zaanse Schans Tour: Dutcher than Dutch

This tour offers you pure Dutch culture. Discover the ultimate windmill town of the Netherlands, visit the country’s most famous fishing village, learn about cheese making and watch how a shoemaker crafts traditional wooden clogs. Volendam is the most famous fishing village in the Netherlands, and not without reason. It used to be the harbour of the nearby town of Edam, before the inhabitants found another shortcut to the bay, after which Volendam became the home to local fisherman and farmers. The vibrant atmosphere, folkloric costumes worn by Volendam’s inhabitants, and the traditional music are part of the local culture of this picturesque town. Where the river Zaan meets the green meadows full of grazing cows, you will find one of the most famous landmarks of the Netherlands: the windmills of Zaanse Schans. This line-up of the oldest windmills in Holland is like a skyline on the horizon of the flat country, with the windmills rotating around their axis in order to catch the wind.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$406.16
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$406.16
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Discover The Netherlands Tour (from Amsterdam)

Discover The Netherlands Tour (from Amsterdam)

This tour gives you an unforgettable experience of The Netherlands! Visit 5 iconic destinations in 4 different provinces in 1 day. See the windmills of the Zaanse Schans in all its morning glory, admire the world famous Afsluitdijk, walk through Sloten, one of the legendary "Frisian eleven cities", stop by at the historic fishing village of Urk and get a sense of the middle-ages in the fortified Hansa- town of Elburg. This day-trip has it all!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.69
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$116.69

Amsterdam City & Countryside Tour: The Best of both Worlds

Amsterdam City & Countryside Tour: The Best of both Worlds

The perfect day trip: Amsterdam’s highlights and the idyllic Dutch countryside. Learn about the young Jewish writer Anne Frank and explore the masters of the Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Steen. Admire the line-up of 19 historical windmills in the spellbinding town of Zaanse Schans. Visit a working windmill, a cheese farm and watch a shoemaker craft clogs! We know there is a lot to discover in Amsterdam and its surrounding countryside. That’s why you can extend your Amsterdam City & Countryside Tour at any given moment. You might want to explore the fisherman village of Volendam or step on the former island of Marken. Just let your chauffeur guide know what you would like to see and he will bring you there. The staff of Dutch Tours and Transfers is determined to provide you with the best personally customized service for you to experience the wonders of Amsterdam city and its sublime surroundings.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$406.16
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$406.16
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HOLLAND MAGNIFICENT (Keukenhof - Volendam - Zaanse Schans)

HOLLAND MAGNIFICENT (Keukenhof - Volendam - Zaanse Schans)

Travel comfortably from Amsterdam to Keukenhof Tulip Garden, the traditional, painted village of Volendam, and windmill-filled Zaanse Schans during this full-day guided excursion, which includes admission tickets and a Dutch cheese-tasting. See millions of vibrant, colorful blossoms at over 20 stunning on-site flower shows, shop for souvenirs and pose for photos in Dutch costumes, and get a peek at a working clog factory.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.69
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$116.69

Private Amsterdam and Countryside Tour in a Comfortable Mercedes Minivan

Private Amsterdam and Countryside Tour in a Comfortable Mercedes Minivan

20 minutes drive from Amsterdam, you will find the Zaan region, Western Europe's oldest industrial area. In the past there used to be running more than 500 windmills here. Now a days, ten pairs of sails continue to turn in the historical village of Zaanse Schans. It's picturesque mills are still used for sawing wood and grinding flower, spices and oil. Exiting demonstrations accros the entire site will acquaint you with all kind of traditional Dutch crafts. Besides the Windmills, The country side offers polders, water, wind, cheese, clogs and many other things that are typically Dutch. This day trip to the Dutch countryside and visits to the fishing villages Volendam and Marken is a must during your holidays in the Netherlands. Discover the region’s history at a fascinating museum, do a tasting at a cheese factory, visit an authentic Dutch bakery and much more and enjoy free time at the lovely fishing harbor on the Markermeer lake.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$394.21
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$394.21
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Private Day Trip Tour to Zanse Schans with a local

Private Day Trip Tour to Zanse Schans with a local

You will go on a private day trip on a public transport to Zaanse Schans, a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life, you will stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You will also visit the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills, you will go inside a windmill also. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. A day out at the Zaanse Schans in North Holland is fun and educational.Our fun and entertaining guide will make this a memorable experience for you. It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into the dutch culture and to fall in love with Holland even more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.58
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$95.58

Private Daytrip Giethoorn and Windmills of Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

Private Daytrip Giethoorn and Windmills of Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

Head outside Amsterdam on a day trip to two destinations that introduce you to some of the architecture and scenery of Holland. Discover typical Dutch windmills in Zaanse Schans, and then head to the village of Giethoorn, known for its canals and thatch-roofed houses.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$459.67
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$459.67
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Zaanse Schans Half Day guided Tour with attraction THIS IS HOLLAND

Zaanse Schans Half Day guided Tour with attraction THIS IS HOLLAND

From the central meeting point, a short bus ride will take you to the windmill village Zaanse Schans. Here you will experience all that is typical Dutch in just a few hours. See the historic working windmills of Zaanse Schans on a tour from Amsterdam with a professional guide. Learn about cheese making, watch traditional craftsmen making clogs and other artefacts and view the wooden, green painted houses and shops. A professional, experienced and friendly guide will accompany you throughout the village before you get time to further explore the village on your own. Back in Amsterdam: you will receive your voucher for ‘THIS IS HOLLAND. a spectacular 5D Flight Experience over many must-sees the Netherlands has to offer! Fly like a bird and admire the famous Amsterdam canals, the Wadden Sea, the Veluwe and more from the air. A truly breathtaking experience for all ages! Amazing special effects - such as wind, mist and scent - stimulate all your senses.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.88
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$61.88

Amazing Zaanse Schans Tour

Amazing Zaanse Schans Tour

Planning a trip to Nederlands? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Amsterdam? What about visiting the world-famous Zaanse Schans? Amsterdam offers you the chance to discover the world-famous Windmills, an attraction that you must see once in a life. Wha’s included in the Amazing Zaanse Schans Tour? You will have the chance to discover the Zaanse Schans Windmills while you enjoy a walk around this magical town. A visit to Wooden Shoes factory, Cheese Factory, and Zaanse Museum are other stops on the tour. Get ready to learn more about Nederlands’ history. Get stunned with this fantastic Scandinavian journey. Get ready to experience Nederlands from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Zaanse Schans’ sights.
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  • 3 hours
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$763.26
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$763.26
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Full-Day Cruise in Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans

Full-Day Cruise in Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans

This cruise perfectly shows why the Netherlands is so beautiful. You start with a piece of history about the Amsterdam Port, after which you continue to the Zaanse Schans where the world-famous windmills and beautiful lakes can be seen. After 2 hours of free time at the Zaanse Schans, we will sail back to the boarding point. Enjoy the Netherlands at its best for 6 hours!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.56
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$46.56

Private bike tour Zaanse Schans windmills and countryside from Amsterdam

Private bike tour Zaanse Schans windmills and countryside from Amsterdam

See windmills and the Dutch countryside in a way the locals do: by bike. You will be picked up from your hotel in Amsterdam and a local guide will accompany you to show you all the highlights. During this tour, you will also visit Zaanse Schans, an unique village full of windmills, green wooded houses and traditional crafts. You will visit a wooden shoe workshop for a live demonstration of clog making. You will also visit a cheese farm to learn about cheese and to taste some of them. Your private guide will also take you to an operational industrial windmill. By bike you will explore the area even more. You will pass cute villages and neighbourhoods like Wormer, Jisp, Bartelsluis and Haaldersbroek. Along the way, you will see many farms with cows, sheep and horses. This bike tour involves 2 hours of cycling (22 km) You can also choose for a shorter route of 8,5km, 10,8km or 12,8km.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.08
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$205.08
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3 Day Guided Tour in Amsterdam and Dutch countryside experience

3 Day Guided Tour in Amsterdam and Dutch countryside experience

Enjoy Amsterdam and the countryside on this three-day guided tour. Stay in a comfortable hotel in vibrant Amsterdam, indulge in a delicious meal in an architectural monumental jewel and travel per air-conditioned single deck bus to the Dutch countryside. Discover the unique landscape per bike as you cycle from the traditional fishing village Volendam to Edam and the windmills in Zaanse Schans. Here, experience all that is typical Dutch in just a few hours. See the historic working windmills, learn about cheese making, watch traditional craftsmen making clogs and other artifacts and view the wooden green painted houses. Hop on a scenic canal cruise in Amsterdam and stroll around the gorgeous UNESCO canals as you move from one culinary hotspot to the other during a tasty three-course walking dinner. Of course, you also have time to discover the lively capital on your own!
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  • 3 days
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$559.86
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$559.86

Dutch Countryside Tour from Nijmegen / Arnhem

Dutch Countryside Tour from Nijmegen / Arnhem

A wonderful journey through the towns of Waterland, the so-called Dutch countryside, where the history and colonial trade of the s. XVII have left an indelible mark on their architecture and way of life. Dams, mills, Friesian cows, all of this merge into this picturesque, typically Dutch, dreamlike landscape.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$577.54
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$577.54
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Private Tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken 6 hours

Private Tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken 6 hours

Our first stop on this tour is the heritage sight Zaanse Schans, a picturesque village with wooden windmills and charming green wooden houses from the 18th and 19th century lining the water, 25 minutes from Amsterdam. Explore the windmill village lining the water, learn how clogs are made, taste some cheese, and enter a working windmill. After this, we will continue to the fishing village Volendam at lake Markermeer, where you can see the traditional fishing boats and the folklorist costumes of the Volendam people. Here you can have a stroll in the village, shop for souvenirs or eat a delicious fish lunch. Also, there are a few museums worth a visit. From Volendam you can take a boat to the former island village of Marken, connected since 1957 to the mainland by a causeway. This peaceful fishing village in lake Markermeer is famous for its wooden greenhouses built on stilts, its typical drawbridges, and the traditional life of the (former) islanders.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$716.75
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$716.75
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From Amsterdam Central Station by train to Zaanse Schans for 2 hours guided tour

From Amsterdam Central Station by train to Zaanse Schans for 2 hours guided tour

We are going to walk on the Zaanse Schans. I am a certified guide and will give you a lot of information about the highlights. The walk shows you the Albert Heijn museum shop, the clog factory and the cheese factory and of course the windmills (entrance does not include € 5.00 per person per mill, € 2.50 per child per child). You can indicate yourself which mill (s) you would like to view.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.79
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$47.79
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Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn Day Tour Small Group for 7 Pax
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Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn Day Tour Small Group for 7 Pax

This day trip to Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn offers free hotel pick-up service in Amsterdam. This unique tour has maximum 7 persons per group, so we can have full focus on each individual traveller. A luxury and comforable car / mini bus (Mecedes brand) will wait for you in front of your hotel. A bottled water will be provided to each traveller. Power bank, napkin, umbrella are provided and free to use during the whole trip. In the morning, you would visit a Dutch cheese factory, a wooden shoe factory and enjoy a royal diamond demonstration at Zaanse Schans; After that we will travel to Giethoorn, you would discover the 'Green Venice' of Holland and enjoy one hour free boat cruise in Giethoorn. This trip is suitable for the travellers who want to spend more time in Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn. This 10 hours experience gives you a relaxed, memorable and enjoyable tour with lots of beautiful photos. One remark: Making new friends on the road won't be a bad idea of your travel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.26
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$140.26
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Eat Dutch cheese, explore the countryside and windmills on this private tour

Eat Dutch cheese, explore the countryside and windmills on this private tour

This itinerary is 100% adaptable for you, and there is a maximum of 4 people on this tour, so it is just you and your group! You can visit a local cheese farm and the windmills in the beautiful areas, Edam, Volendam Zaanse Schans and Marken. You will see beautiful landscape, typical Dutch wooden green houses, and the way cheese is made the traditional way! You will be taken to see the beautiful windmills of Zaanse Schans, the tiny villages of Marken and Volendam and the famous lands under sea level. We will also visit a famous cheese farm and see how they made the traditional clogs in Marken. Then after you are finished, you will be dropped off at your hotel safe and sound. Confirmation will be received at time of booking It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER Please inform us if you have any accessibility issues A maximum of 8 people permitted per tour allowed Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$445.98
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$445.98
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Private Tour to the Windmills, Wooden shoe making and Volendam from Amsterdam

Private Tour to the Windmills, Wooden shoe making and Volendam from Amsterdam

Don’t let limited time in Amsterdam stop you escaping to the countryside: eliminate the stress of advance planning on a private day trip to Volendam, a traditional Dutch village famous for its wooden shoes and windmills. Exploring with a private guide means that you’ll benefit from both undivided attention and insider info while also enjoying the flexibility to customize your itinerary according to your interests.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.92
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$238.92
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Half-Day Private Guided Sightseeing Tour of Zaanse Schans

Half-Day Private Guided Sightseeing Tour of Zaanse Schans

What does make Netherlands so special and memorable? A lot of travellers would definitely say: 'bicycles, endless tulip fields and, of course, the windmills!' And this is true :). Dutch landscape with a lot of old windmills and green wooden houses is definitely one of the most beautiful things to look at. Together with you we would like to travel back in time and enjoy this beautiful day in a countryside! We will meet at the Amsterdam Centraal Station, from where we will take a train to the fairy-tale windmill village, which only takes 15 minutes to get to. Over there we will have a huge amount of local sightseeings on the way and we will definitely try to visit all of them, strolling along an incredibly beautiful landscape with a view of polders, old wooden houses, movable bridges, wild swans and white lambs.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$282.88
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Amsterdam Highlights & Zaanse Schans Private Tour

Amsterdam Highlights & Zaanse Schans Private Tour

Enjoy a day trip from Amsterdam to the picturesque Zaanse Schans village including traditional Dutch sights at their best – from cheese tasting to windmills and more. Tour Highlights • Zaanse Schans Windmill Village • During the flower season April - May, the polders are beautifully colored with flower fields • Unique Dutch landscape - polders & canals • Dutch cheese tasting • Windmill visit • Clog making workshop • Visit to a local cheese farm • Panoramic countryside drive through Polder de Beemster • Amsterdam sightseeing tour • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$728.00
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Should I book Zaanse Schans tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Zaanse Schans can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Zaanse Schans 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Zaanse Schans costs USD 559.86. Guided Zaanse Schans tours start around USD 559.86 per person.
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