Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Half-Day Trip and A'DAM Lookout
The windmill village of 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 of these buildings were brought here from 1961 onward 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 homes 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.
Upon arrival in the village, your guide will take you on an orientation 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 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.
Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your premium ticket to the A'DAM Lookout. The A’DAM Lookout is an observation deck with an unrivaled panoramic view of Amsterdam. You’ll see the city’s historical center, its pulsating port, the unique Dutch polder landscape, and you’ll spot the famous canals which belong to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Complementing the experience is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition about Amsterdam’s history and culture. A’DAM Lookout is located on top of the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam North. This is where the trip concludes at 3pm.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Live commentary on board
- Entry/Admission - A'dam Lookout
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This tour involves a small amount of walking. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Tour may be operated by multilingual guide
- Infants must sit on laps
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
This is an awesome tour. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in the windmills and if your not there is so many other things you can look at. All the little shops with high quality merchandise was a bonus
UN PUEBLO TIPICO HOLANDES CON MOLINOS, FABRICA DE QUESOS Y DE ZUECOS. MUY BONITO E INTERESANTE VER COMO LOS FABRICAN. EXTRAORDINARIAS VISTAS DE AMSTERDAM DESDE A'DAM LOOKOUT. RECOMIENDO ESTE TOUR