Zaandam
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Our most recommended Zaandam Bike Tours

  • Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour and Zaanse Schans Windmills

    1. Amsterdam: Countryside Bike Tour and Zaanse Schans Windmills

    Learn about Dutch culture and history as you discover the area of Zaanse Schans on a half-day bicycle tour from Amsterdam. Meet your guide at Amsterdam Central Station and travel to Zaandam by train to start the bicycle tour. Cycle past industrial windmills and admire the beautiful landscape. Stop at a sawmill to learn how it operates, and visit a paper mill to see how paper was made in the 17th century. Pedal through the stunning wetlands, painted by Monet at the end of the 19th century. Pass the neighborhood of Domineestuin, filled with authentic wooden houses, before arriving in Zaanse Schans. Park your bicycle and enjoy a demonstration of how clogs are made. Take the opportunity to taste delicious Gouda cheese, a local specialty. After a fantastic half-day experience, return by bike to Zaandam and board the train back to Amsterdam Central Station, where your tour will end.

  • Holland by Electric Scooter: Windmills, Clogs & Cheese

    2. Holland by Electric Scooter: Windmills, Clogs & Cheese

    With this 1-day electric scooter rental you get to decide what time you’ll start out, when and where you’ll stop and how long you’ll spend at the numerous attractions. Before you start the activity you get instructions from an instructor and have a test run. After that you can go off on your own (not in a group). Your route starts in Landsmeer, a small village just above Amsterdam. It takes about 20 minutes by taxi, car or bus to get to the starting point from Amsterdam. After a cup of coffee or tea and an explanation of the road map and highlights of the route, head out to discover the beautiful countryside. With your scooter rental you’ll get a road map to the Zaanse Schans, with its traditional Dutch houses and windmills.

    Bart was very pleasant and helpful. Hot drinks after a chilly ride hit the spot!

  • Amsterdam: Windmills and Zaanse Schans Bicycle Tour

    3. Amsterdam: Windmills and Zaanse Schans Bicycle Tour

    After collecting your bicycle, your tour will depart in the direction of Amsterdam Central Station. Stepping on the IJ Ferry, travel in the destination of the NDSM Werf, complete with its old industrial Halls which are now used as a party/concert/event location. From this point, travel in the direction of Tuin Dorp whilst discovering the countryside and the huge and the beautiful natural park of Het Twiske. Enjoy the typical North Holland Landscape by riding your bike on the dikes accompanied by the nicest views. After approximately two hours of biking, arrive to the Zaanse Schans area, complete with a museum, windmills, traditional artwork, shops, and plenty more to discover. Following around an hour at the Museum Village, your tour travels back direction of Amsterdam but along a different route. If you want to extend your visit to Zaanse Schans, you are also free to stay a little lon...

  • 3-Day Guided Trip to Amsterdam & Dutch Countryside

    4. 3-Day Guided Trip to Amsterdam & Dutch Countryside

    Explore the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans and see the picturesque Dutch countryside by bike on this 3-day trip. Visit typical villages such as Volendam and Edam. Enjoy a cruise along gorgeous Amsterdam canals and experience the city's culinary hotspots during a walking dinner tour. Day 1: Check in to your hotel, greet your guide, and enjoy a welcome drink. Spend the evening dining in a monumental restaurant, dating back to 1885, based in the antique central train station building. This hidden gem is known as Europe’s best Station Restaurant. Hop on a scenic 1-hour canal cruise taking you through the most iconic landmarks of Amsterdam. Day 2: Be whisked away to your next destination on a comfortable, air-conditioned single deck bus. Marvel at the harbor of the typical Dutch fishing village of Volendam as you explore the streets with your guide. ...

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What people are saying about Zaandam

Great experience and very friendly host!

The whole event was great from the beginning to the end. Bart, the owner of the scooters first explained us the possible five routes and gave some recommendations, while having a cup of coffee. Afterwards we had a short "training session" on the yard to make sure that we understood how to operate the scooters and felt safe driving them. When everything was looking good we left off to our tour, which was really nice: We could explore the beautiful landscape in our own pace and pause whenever we wanted. To not get lost we had gotten a map of the route and there were guiding arrow stickers at every lamp post or traffic sign where it makes sense (i.e. when the road reaches a crossroad or you have to leave the current road). After we arrived back we had another cup of coffee and some nice words with Bart, the owner. We can definitely recommend this activity to anyone who would like to explore the beautiful countryside, but does not like to do such a long trip (about 40-50 km) by bike.

Fun experience highlight of trip

We decided to do a scooter trip around the farmlands of Amsterdam including a visit to the Zaanse Schans windmills and it turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Bart was a pleasure to deal with and we arranged for him to collect and drop at our hotel (highly recommended because getting public transport to him is not easy). None of us had driven a scooter before but we all had drivers licenses (remember to take those along, but Bart explained everything to us, we had a quick practice and then we were off exploring the countryside. What a wonderful experience to get out of the city - such beautiful and peaceful surrounds! We cannot recommend this high enough! We didn’t want to have lunch with all the tourists at Zaanse Schans so found a restaurant called La Storia in a town called Neck - lovely food!!

Bart, the owner, was very responsive in his communication and very welcoming when he picked us up from our hotel. We were given a preview of how to ride the scooter and also the route we were going to take. He has a link he can send you so you can see the route on Google maps which is super helpful. He provided a drink before we took off and one when we came back which was really nice. The scooters are electric and super quiet. We felt very safe. The route was so much fun. We went to see the windmills and had a blast touring the countryside. The windmills were enjoyable to see but the highlight was being able to scooter around and stop for lunch and coffee at various locations of our choosing. Highly recommend and we plan to go back and try a different route next time.

Bart was very pleasant and helpful. Hot drinks after a chilly ride hit the spot!

A must do activity

Loved the whole experience. A must do activity if your going to Amsterdam.