What you'll do
The Zaanse Schans is a wonderful and romantic destination that will give you a good taste of Holland the way it used to be. You will experience an old historic and very romantic Dutch village with its many windmills and fairytale houses in a landscape that was reclaimed of the sea. Starting in Amsterdam we will travel by train to Zaanse Schans in 20 minutes. We will walk towards the river Zaan and get a spectacular view of both Zaanse Schans and the village of Zaandijk while crossing the bridge. It will create a memory to cherish. We will stroll along and visit beautiful 17th-century windmills, fairy-tale houses, a centuries-old bakery, lovely gardens and the oldest supermarket in Holland. We will see how wooden shoes are made, do a cheese tasting at a farm and may even learn how chocolate is produced. I will tell you the interesting inside stories and you will get a taste of Holland the way it used to be centuries ago. During the summer season, we will finish our tour by taking the boat across the river Zaan to the beautiful village of Zaandijk. We will then take an unforgettable route through the village back to the station. It will be an unforgettable experience! Included: - Train ticket - Entry to two windmills - Cheese tasting - Wooden shoe demo - Chocolate demo (optional) - Boat (summer season) - Excellent guide :) ** Minimum of 2 guests required for the tour
I am a Dutch artist and teacher. As a genuine local I have lived in Amsterdam for more than 25 years and I know my way around in the beautiful vicinity. I still enjoy this magic every single day. Beauty is all around in the landscape, the villages, the windmills, the enchanting wooden houses and the ever changing skies. Let me share my passion for beauty, history and fun with you. As an experienced guide I offer high quality tours to small groups only. This approach ensures an intimate and optimal personal experience for all. With my good sense of humor, we'll have plenty of laughs... A guest wrote : ‘’WONDERFUL experience!!! Herman’s tour rates 10 gold stars! He is personable, knowledgeable and patient. A true story teller!’’ Enjoy your experience to the fullest with a true local Dutchman. Wanna try?
* Visit two windmills * Cheesetasting * Cheesemaking explanation (optional) * Wooden shoe making demo * Chocolate…
* Ticket for entry to big windmill * Ticket for boat in summer season only (May - September)
Train tickets from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans and back included.
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Where you'll be
De Zaanse Schans will take us back to the times when all things were simple, pure and untouched. It is the Holland the way it used to be, with its many windmills and romantic wooden houses. It is the Holland we know from the famous Dutch 17th century painters. We will get in touch with this past and get a feel for the polder landscape, the many dikes and the magnificent Dutch skies. And most of all... We will get an impression to last...
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.
Minimum of 2 guests required for tour to go ahead. Please check the weather forecast before the tour and wear appropriate clothing. Should rain be predicted than please bring an umbrella. Die Tour kann auch in deutscher Sprache durchgeführt werden.
Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Windmills
G$13,578 / person
G$13,578 / person