Guided tour

Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans with Cheese Tasting & Clog Factory

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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans with Cheese Tasting & Clog Factory

Activity provider: Tour Company
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From US$ 28.38 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 28 times yesterday

See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans on a coach tour from Amsterdam with a professional guide. Learn about cheese making, walk on wooden shoes, see the interior of a working windmill and view the wooden green-painted houses and shops.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German

Experience

Itinerary
2.5 hours
  • Amsterdam

  • 30 minutes
  • Zaanse Schans

  • Wooden Shoe Workshop of Zaanse Schans

  • Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm (cheese tasting)

  • Free time

  • 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Watch how Gouda cheese is made, then have a tasting session
  • See windmills from across the Zaan region that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Visit a clog makers and learn more about the traditional wooden shoe
  • Admire the elegant houses of the rich merchants and windmill owners
  • Learn how the windmills were used in the production of cocoa powder and oil for food
  • Taste the typical cheese of Holland at a dairy farm
Full description

Join a guided tour from Amsterdam to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans which is an open-air museum housing working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

Enjoy live commentary from your guide, a clog workshop and a cheese-making demonstration.

Meet your guide and driver at a central meeting point just across from Central Station in Amsterdam. Settle in for a comfortable, air-conditioned ride on a single deck bus that will take you to your destination in just 20 minutes. Upon arrival in the village, follow your guide for an orientation tour of the village. Visit the clog museum for a live wooden shoemaking workshop. Then, taste some Dutch farmer cheese on the cheese farm.

Get a sense of Zaanse Schans' prosperity from the 18th and 19th centuries in the windmill village. Alongside windmills and barns, see houses that were originally built as homes for rich windmill owners and merchants.

Admire their colorful facades painted in traditional hues of green, beige, and light blue.

Finally, it is time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off, take insider tips from your guide and learn about the region's local history and culture. At the end of the tour, hop back on the bus for your return journey to Amsterdam.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Guided walk at Zaanse Schans
  • Wooden shoe workshop at the clog museum
  • Cheese-making demonstration on a farm
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 1436 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Bus was comfortable and air conditioned. We were not told to get a pass from the office inside the ‘I am Holland’ building so this took extra time. The guide was clear and gave lots of interesting information on the way. Both demonstrations at the windmills were good, short and informative although more time would be needed to really explore the village.

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August 11, 2022

Great trip to see the windmills, village, get demostrations of the clog making process and cheese making process in the afternoon. Also a great place to do a little shopping and pick up souvineers. You can go into a windmill for 5 euros and they accept credit cards, just be aware that the ladder up and down is steep so make sure you're agile enough. It has a great view up on the deck of the windmill of the other windmills and village along the water.

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August 9, 2022

It was a beautiful experience. Zanse Schans is a must visit place to be added to your list if you are visiting Amsterdam. Tusca was a wonderful guide and was very friendly and made our experience even more wonderful. We missed the bus on the day we wanted to visit this place due to rain. The customer service agent that we called in UK was not helpful at all. But we spoke to another agent on whatsapp chat. Florence rebooked us for the next day. The desk for check in is inside ‘This is Holland’ building.

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August 2, 2022

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