Zaanse Schans Windmills, Clogs and Dutch Cheese Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam
1,341 Ratings

Embark on a half-day 3-hour journey to the rural area and discover Zaanse Schans in a small cluster. Witness a clog artist crafting the renowned Dutch wooden footwear, make a stop at a cheese farm and a functioning windmill. Allocate half a day from your Amsterdam trip and enhance your voyage by traversing through the Dutch rural areas.

Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Zaanse Schans - At Zaanse Schans, your local guide will tell you everything about the sights and the history of this region.
  • Zaan Tours - You will be accompanied by a local guide from Zaan Tours
  • Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop - At the wooden shoe workshop, your guide will tell you about clogs, you can see a large variety of wooden shoes in the museum. You will also attend a live clog making demonstration. After the demonstration, you will have some free time to look around.
  • Molen De Kat - We will enter this paint mill to see how pigments were made using the power of the wind. You will receive an information sheet in your language and you will be able to explore this windmill yourselves. It is possible to climb up to the platform to have the best view over the river, the countryside and Zaanse Schans.
  • Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm - Visit this cheese farm where you’ll receive a presentation about cheese making. After this, you will have the time to taste a large variety of cheeses in the cheese shop
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Round-trip shared transfer
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • As seats on this tour are restricted, all travelers should have a ticket
  • This tour contains a moderate amount of walking
Prins Hendrikkade 74
Prins Hendrikkade
Meet your driver in opposite of Amsterdam Central Station at a small square in front of the Saint Nicholas Church and hotel NH Barbizon Palace. Just before the departure time, look out for an orange umbrella saying "Zaan Tours".
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 30, 2024
Maaike was a great tour... - Maaike was a great tour guide, knowable, personable and tolerant. The driver was virtually helpful too.
Review provided by Viator
May 29, 2024
Amazing Day - Beautiful vistas of the windmills and surrounding areas. The clog making demonstration was so interesting. Fun tasting all the cheese. Climbing up on the windmill was fun! Our guide, Ra, was just wonderful. She and Kenny, the driver, made this a wonderful experience for three women from the South Carolina Low Country!
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May 28, 2024
well worth the money - Caroline the tour guide was amazing. She explained everything and had a great knowledge of the area. She waited for us all to be together. I really enjoyed the tour and would be happy to recommend it. Well worth the money.
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May 28, 2024
Fun Day - Short trip to the countryside, highly recommend. The tour allowed us to see a lot in a short time. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
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May 28, 2024
Do it!!! - Our guide was David! He was fun and kept us informed but also entertained! A half day tour is exactly what I love as there is no time to get bored! The old Dutch village was like nothing I've ever seen, from the windmills to the clog maker to the cheese tasting! Highly recommend this tour... lots of value for the price!
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May 26, 2024
Informative and interesting - The demonstration of how clogs are made, the history behind them and the work that windmills do was very interesting.
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May 26, 2024
Climb a windmill and taste Dutch cheese. - This tour started across from the Train station. It was a small group so no big bus. We were able to climb up a working windmill and watch them make wooden shoes. We tasted some 20 types of Gouda. An excellent history of Dutch life and how traditions are continued.
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May 26, 2024
So much fun - We loved learning the history of the different windmills. The cheese was delicious and it was so nice to see the beautiful area. The making of the clogs was also quite interesting. A must see !
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May 26, 2024
Entertaining afternoon with Mikey and the windmills - The windmills were awesome and all the different variety of wooden shoes was impressive. Enjoyed our guides as well.
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May 25, 2024
Highly recommend tour. - Tour guide was excellent. Very informative and answered all questions. Made sure he visited eith all the other guests.
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up to 15 guests
July 2024