The Zaanse Schans is world famous! This unique village provides a special glimpse into life in the 18th and 19th century.
The area is full of wooden houses, windmills, barns and workshops. The Zaan region was, according to scholars, the oldest industrial area in Western Europe. More than 600 mills were once active! The Zaan region therefore played an important role during the Golden Age.
Have a fun and educational visit with a cruise from Windmill Cruises! The sight of the windmills is of course best admired from the water. This trip is more than just sailing: here you will discover the hero roles of the Zaanse windmills. Without these “Dutch heroes” the Netherlands would not have known the Golden Age and VOC at all. Curious about the whole story? Sail along on the unique Dutch heroes tour and learn the secrets, get inspired and marvel at the Zaan World Heritage.
Windmill Cruises Zaanse Schans introduces all visitors to Dutch history and the roles that the “windmills” have played in it. The captain tells about the rich history of the mills and the surrounding area. On the way you sail close to the meadows, where the cows often come around to say hello.
Windmill Cruises Zaanse Schans also offers several options to create the ultimate experience. It is possible to visit a mill and meet the miller! The miller welcomes you inside, where you can see how the mills saw wood, produce oil, pigments and herbs. Are you ready to sail at the Zaanse Schans?
If you wish to experience another boat trip, why not try the Volendam Marken Express?