Zaanse Schans Windmills Half Day

Created with Sketch. De Ruijterkade 105, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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3.5 hours

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Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch

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English, Espanol, German


On this unique Zaanse Schans Windmills Half Day, experience everything Dutch in just a few hours! See windmills, cheese making, and visit the clog maker, as you explore the charming village of  Zaanse Schans. A professional, experienced and friendly guide will show you the village with its green-coloured woorden houses and many windmills, before you get time to further explore the town on your own.

After a short drive from central Amsterdam, you will arrive at the unique village of Zaanse Schans, where your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the town. Admire the sights of this typical Dutch village, and visit the wooden shoemaker shop, where they will give you a live demonstration of how wooden shoes are crafted. After, you can enjoy a demonstration and tasting at a real Dutch cheese farm.

During your guided Zaanse Schans Windmills Half Day tour, your knowledgeable guide will give you further information on what makes the Zaanse Schans unique; listen to stories of the local history and culture. Before you set off to discover the village on your own, your guide will give you insider tips about what to do and where to go. After exploring the Zaanse Schans, the comfortable coach will drop you off at your pick-up point in Amsterdam.


  • See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans that are still in use
  • Taste delicious Dutch cheese at the local cheese farm
  • Watch traditional artisans at work
  • Explore the picturesque village and its green coloured wooden houses
  • Enjoy a live guided tour for a more personalized experience


  • 3,5-hours Live guided day tour
  • Transportation in a single deck bus
  • Visit to a clog maker (wooden shoemaker)
  • Visit at a local cheese farm, including a cheese tasting
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Amsterdam


  • Food & drinks
  • Visit to the windmills at the Zaanse Schans

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. De Ruijterkade 105, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Is the meeting point the same as the drop off point?
Yes, the meeting point and drop off point are at Cantral Station Amsterdam: Ruijterkade 105.

This is only a 6-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. When in front of Amsterdam Central Station (Stationsplein), turn to your left and walk in eastern direction. Keep on walking and cross the small bridge. Walk until you reach the Doubletree By Hilton hotel. Turn left and follow the walkway underneath the railway crossing.

After this crossing, the departure point is on your right, inside Cafe 1884.
Are children free of charge?
Children up to and including 3 years old are free of charge (not occupying a seat).

Children rate applies to children from the age of 4 to 11 years old.
Does this tour run whatever the weather?
Yes, this tour will go ahead whatever the weather.
Is entry to the windmills included?
Entry to windmills costs around €5.50.
Tickets are available at the service desk.
When does the tour depart?
This tour is offered daily. The departure time is at 11.30am.
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