Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour from Amsterdam including Boat Ride to Zaandam
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Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour from Amsterdam including Boat Ride to Zaandam
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Half-Day Zaanse Schans Tour from Amsterdam including Boat Ride to Zaandam

4 h
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Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

A local guide will tell you all about the history and sights of this unique sall village full of windmills, traditional crafts and green wooden houses.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, Kraaienest 4, 1509 AZ Zaandam The Netherlands

Visit a wooden shoe workshop to see a demonstration of clog making and to learn more about life of clogs. You will also have some time to try the wooden shoes and to make a lot of photos.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, Zeilenmakerspad 5, 1509 BZ Zaandam The Netherlands

Visit the cheese farm to receive an explanation of how Dutch cheeses are made and to taste some of those cheeses.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Molen De Kat, Kalverringdijk 29, 1509 BT Zaandam The Netherlands

Visit this working paint mill to experience how these powerhouses work and to get out on the platform to have an amazing view of the countryside.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Zaanferry, Zuiddijk 384, 1505 HE Zaandam The Netherlands

Board a boat to cruise the Zaan river from Zaanse Schans to Zaandam city center. You will see the windmills, industries and houses from the water.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Stadshart Zaandam, Zaandam The Netherlands

Explore the city of Zaandam for how ever long you'd like. You will receive information and a map of Zaandam before you head to the train station to go back to Amsterdam by train (train tickets included).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Monet in Zaandam, Westzijde 14d Tijdens openingstijden is het MonetAtelier toegankelijk vanaf de Peperstraat, 1506 EE Zaandam The Netherlands

Visit the Monet Atelier, situated in a tea house which is painted by Claude Monet when he visited the Zaan area in 1871. All 25 paintings (reproductions) are shown here.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Tsar Peter House, Krimp 23, 1506 AA Zaandam The Netherlands

Visit the house where Russian Tsar Peter the Great stayed when he came to Zaandam in 1697

Duration: 20 minutes

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  • Local guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Molen De Kat
  • Entry/Admission - Zaanferry
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - The Tsar Peter House
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in various weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Phillip M
5 | 2018-07-16

Fantastic trip if you want to see some of the countryside of the Netherlands although only 20 mins from Amsterdam and short on time. You're on the move but still get to see a lot. The boat ride back to Zaandam is fantastic. Highly recommended.

Denise B
4 | 2017-11-07

Very interesting, since the weather was bad we didn't take the boat ride.

Kriti T
5 | 2017-09-18

Really enjoyed our tour guide. The main attraction was the cheese factory and the windmills where we got to see the mills where Rembrandt used his colors from. We ended with a boat ride to Zaandam city which was pretty and scenic. Highly recommend this half day tour.

Kadian M
2 | 2017-08-09

NOT an accurate description; there is NO boat ride from Ams to Zaandam. This was very disappointing because we paid more thinking we'd be on the water, not in a van driving to the location. Tour of town was nice, the guide was knowledgeable and group was small. Just wish we didn't over pay for event

5 | 2017-07-30

Fantastic tour guide and fantastic tour. Got to see so much. Included is a boat and train ride. Thank you. Highly recommended.

Peter S
5 | 2017-06-04

Very pleasant trip -- well organized, small group, very relaxed. Good way to get a small out-of-Amsterdam experience during an Amsterdam-based vacation.

David L T
4 | 2017-05-16

Our guide was great. Everything went very smoothly enjoyed the tour. We thought the boat ride was a bit too long for what we saw.

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