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Zaandam: Zaanse Schans Card - Attractions & Museums Tickets

1. Zaandam: Zaanse Schans Card - Attractions & Museums Tickets

Go on the perfect Dutch trip from Amsterdam and head to Zaanse Schans that brings the 18th and 19th centuries back into the present-day Netherlands. Explore the wooden houses, barns, and workshops, and get even more value for money with this ticket. Visit the Weaver’s House, where two families lived with their five looms. See the Coopery, where you'll observe how barrels were made. Get free entrance to the Zaans Museum and to the Verkade Chocolate and Biscuit Factory and experience a real-life Willy Wonka event. Benefit from a free audio guide in 8 languages offered at the Zaans Museum.

From Amsterdam: Windmills & Volendam Private Tour

2. From Amsterdam: Windmills & Volendam Private Tour

Experience traditional Dutch culture on this 6-hour private journey from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans, a clog and cheese factory, and Volendam. After pickup from your accommodation in Amsterdam, your driver and guide will take you to the first destination of the day: Zaanse Schans, a region of the Netherlands full of traditional structures. Tour the wooden dwellings, windmills, and quaint little shops. Above all, you can admire the traditional mills scattered throughout the town, each of which has its own purpose: there's a paint mill, oil mill, saw mill, spice mill, and more.  The next stops will be the clog factory and cheese farm, two essential elements of any visit to the Netherlands. Learn how the cheese is made and taste some delectable tidbits. Then, you’ll be treated to a demonstration on making wooden clogs.  Next, visit Volendam, a fishing village known for its fresh eel and herring. Taste some fresh fish from a traditional cart and admire the old port, full of Dutch ships. Try on a traditional Dutch outfit and have your picture taken as you fit in with the Volendamers. In the center of the town, walk along the dyke (boulevard) and explore the various restaurants and shops. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy a traditional meal after taking in the best of the Netherlands.

Zaanse Schans: Authentic Dutch Windmill Entrance Ticket

3. Zaanse Schans: Authentic Dutch Windmill Entrance Ticket

Enjoy an afternoon learning about the inner workings of windmills in the village of Zaanse Schans. To begin, find out how the mill saws a tree into a plank and then learn more about the history of the famous Dutch windmills at an exhibition in the basement of the mill. Next, come inside the world's last-remaining, still-working paint windmill, which is dated back to 1782. If there is enough wind, you can even experience the grinding process and watch how the mill grinds chalk under the large grind stones. In the back of the mill is where the loggers stands, and it is where tropical wood is chopped. Be sure to check out the impressive working wooden interior of this "old" industrial factory.

Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

4. Amsterdam: Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket for 1-3 Days

Travel easily in Amsterdam and the surrounding area by purchasing an Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket (ARTT).  You can use the ARTT for unlimited travel by train (2nd class) between any of the following stations in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region: Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Central station, Amsterdam Holendrecht, Amsterdam Lelylaan, Amsterdam Muiderpoort, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Zuid, Duivendrecht, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Halfweg-Zwanenburg, Haarlem, Haarlem Spaarnwoude, Overveen, Zandvoort aan Zee, Zaandam, Zaandam Kogerveld, Purmerend Weidevenne, Purmerend, Purmerend Overwhere, Koog aan de Zaan, Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, Hoofddorp, Diemen, Weesp, Almere Poort, Almere Centrum, Almere Muziekwijk, Almere Parkwijk, Almere Buiten, Almere Oostvaarders, Lelystad Centrum, Diemen Zuid, Naarden-Bussum, Hilversum, Hilversum Mediapark, Hilversum Sportpark, Bloemendaal, Santpoort Zuid, Santpoort Noord, Driehuis, Uitgeest and Beverwijk. The ticket is also valid on all trams, buses, night buses, metros and ferries run by the Amsterdam Transport company GVB, EBS and Connexxion in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Region including the Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 and N97 (operated by Connexxion). During Keukenhof Season this ticket is valid: From Amsterdam (Europaplein) to Keukenhof on bus route 852 operated by Arriva From Schiphol Airport to Keukenhof on bus route 858 operated by Arriva From Hoofddorp station to Keukenhof on bus route 859 operated by Arriva From Haarlem station to Keukenhof on bus route 50 operated by Connexxion

Amsterdam: Keukenhof - Flowers Field - Tulip Experience

5. Amsterdam: Keukenhof - Flowers Field - Tulip Experience

A combination tour specially designed for lovers of various flowers. You will be amazed by the design of this tour where in the morning you will be invited to enjoy the beauty of the largest flower garden in Europe. You will be invited to tour through flower fields in the flower bulb area (Bollenstreek). And in the end, you will be treated to a visit to the Tulip Experience Amsterdam. - Keukenhof (Tulips Garden) - Explore the fascinating phenomena of Keukenhof up close. Keukenhof is home to millions of tulips, daffodils, and other flowers. This lovely spring garden provides a one-of-a-kind aroma and color experience, as well as over 20 breathtaking flower presentations, surprise-inspired gardens, and engaging activities. The famed bulb fields surround Keukenhof. From the windmill, enjoy stunning views of some of the bulb fields, with a visit to Keukenhof promising beautiful photographs. There are activities for people of all ages that allow you to use your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is fun for the whole family, since youngsters may play in the playground, pet the animals at the petting zoo, and embark on a scavenger hunt. -Flowers Fields - You will be invited to tour through flower fields in the flower bulb area (Bollenstreek). There you can enjoy all kinds of tulips that are planted and cultivated until the time comes for you to be introduced to the Tulip Experience Amsterdam in Noordwijkerhout. - Tulips Experience Amsterdam - Discover what it takes to grow and create the iconic Dutch tulip! Tulip Experience Amsterdam takes you on a journey through the magnificent world of tulips and the full bulb growers' trade, from planting to international shipment. We have built up fresh and authentic machinery that will demonstrate the evolution of production throughout the years. Tulip Experience Amsterdam is a sensory trip for both adults and children, complete with a fun scavenger hunt! Following a visit to the exciting museum section, you may relax in the outdoor display garden, which has 1 million tulips (over 500 distinct species from our own tulip farm!) ready to be photographed. Take as many wonderful photos as you can in this lovely color palette, and all of the tulips are grown on our own tulip farm! In our real cinema, you may also view a video on the history of the Flower Bulb Region. Following that, you may select your own bouquet of tulips in the indoor picking garden and shop for local goods at the indoor farmers market. We offer tulip art for sale in the art corner, which is filled with colorful tulip paintings and objects. You can combine this tour with the "Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans tour" on the next day or the day before. With this combination, you will have visited the most important places in the Netherlands.

Zaanse Schans: Pancake Restaurant Visit

6. Zaanse Schans: Pancake Restaurant Visit

Marvel at the views of the windmills and the waterfront of Zaanse Schans from one of the beautiful terraces at Restaurant De Kraai. Depending on the option selected, choose your pancake topping and select either delicious Dutch cheese, syrup, Nutella, apple sauce, or crispy bacon. Or, just sit back and relax while relishing homemade apple pie. Each option will be served with either coffee or tea.

Zaanse Schans: Zaans Museum Entrance Ticket

7. Zaanse Schans: Zaans Museum Entrance Ticket

Get ready for a fascinating insight into Holland's hard-working industrial history with this Zaans Museum ticket. Learn about the history of working mills, and see the churning machinery of an early 20th-century chocolate and biscuit factory.  Step inside The Zaans Museum and enter the world of Holland's past and present. Get to know all about Zaanstreek, the very first industrialized region of Europe, which shot the country to fame and fortune in the Dutch Golden Age. Breeze through the history of Holland's landmark windmills, learn about the various industries that thrived among the green wooden houses and find out more about Dutch icons, Albert Heijn, Honig, Verkade, and more. Discover the Verkade Experience, which takes sweet-toothed visitors back to the working, churning innards of an early 20th-century chocolate and biscuit factory. The Zaans Museum serves up everything you need to know about Dutch life from the first mills to the latest factories, plus a little cafe and free WiFi.

Amsterdam: Boat Cruise to Windmill Village at Zaanse Schans

8. Amsterdam: Boat Cruise to Windmill Village at Zaanse Schans

Sail out of Amsterdam and towards the Dutch polder. Enjoy the unique landscape and stroll around a living village filled with operational wooden windmills. Sit back, relax and take in Holland's unique scenery as you leave the port of Amsterdam. Enjoy panoramic views from the boat's sun terrace as you glide through a landscape dotted with pumping stations, dikes, and, of course, windmills. Pass huge container cargo ships and through a traditional lock as you leave the city behind and make your way to the village. Disembark and take in a photogenic array of historic windmills, some of them over 350 years old. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the clog warehouse or the cheese factory. Enjoy a last look at picturesque historic wooden houses and factories, before boarding your boat back to Amsterdam.

Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans Windmills - Private Day Tour

9. Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans Windmills - Private Day Tour

Your private guide will drive you directly to Keukenhof (45 min). On arrival enjoy VIP parking. Join your guide for a short stroll through the park introducing you to its highlights and history. After your short tour you will have time to explore the park on your own after a meeting time and place has been set. After leaving Keukenhof your guide will drive in the direction of the flower fields, you'll be offered stops to get out of the car and take photos of this spectacular display of flowers. Finally join your guide to the Zaanse Schans Windmills, a Dutch heritage site. Visit a working windmill and wander among characteristic Dutch houses surrounded by a picture-perfect Dutch scenery.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 26 reviews

so glad we got this!! it was great and such good value for money. easy to pick uo the ticket from the machines once we landed at amsterdam airport. literally just tap in and out of ny transport you use and you have unlimited use. covers trams, metro, trains, buses and ferries! we stayed just outside of Central so it was perfect for us. we got off at the wrong stop on the metro, so it was fab that we could just jump back on the next metro and head to the correct stop without any extra cost involved. if you arr staying in central and not venturing outside then id just walk everywhere but otherwise this is great value for money

Combination rail/bus perfectly coordinated. The quality of the vehicles is very high, enough space and clean. Not to compare with Germany......

I can only recommend traveling without worries :) that's how holidays are fun

Excellent!No hassle,everything went smooth. Higly recommended.

The best choice for your three day stay within Amsterdam.