Amsterdam Highlights & Zaanse Schans Private Tour

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Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Enjoy a day trip from Amsterdam to the picturesque Zaanse Schans village including traditional Dutch sights at their best – from cheese tasting to windmills and more.

Tour Highlights
• Zaanse Schans Windmill Village
• During the flower season April - May, the polders are beautifully colored with flower fields
• Unique Dutch landscape - polders & canals
• Dutch cheese tasting
• Windmill visit
• Clog making workshop
• Visit to a local cheese farm
• Panoramic countryside drive through Polder de Beemster
• Amsterdam sightseeing tour
• Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance

What's Included

Comfortable A/C vehicle for 6 hrs

Dutch cheese tasting & wooden shoe workshop

Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance

Panoramic tour of Amsterdam

Please choose your language: English, German

Professional driver services

Professional tour guide for 6 hrs

Visit of Zaanse Schans Windmill Village

Windmill visit

What's Not Included

Any other admissions/donations

Meal and drinks

Other languages are available on request. A surcharge might apply. Please inquire with our managers.


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Zaanse Schans
Meet your guide and driver outside the hotel.

Our escapade to wind, cheese and clogs starts with a wonderful scenic countryside drive out of Amsterdam over the typically Dutch landscape of polders.

The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th century. The Zaanse Schans is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands. It houses seven museums: The Weavers House, the Cooperage, the Jisper House, Zaan Time Museum, Albert Heijn Museumshop, Bakery Museum.

Once by the green facades of Zaanse Schans windmill village, we will observe a clog-makers workshop and visit a working windmill.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm
Amsterdam and its surroundings preserved the centuries-old tradition of cheesemaking. Every day these cows are being milked twice, and every morning, the farmer starts the production of cheese using the milk of the previous evening and from the early morning. There, you will watch and learn how the milk turns into cheese, then taste some already-made cheese.

After some free time enjoying the charming riverside setting, we will make our way back to the Dutch capital city.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

As we return to Amsterdam, we will discover the historical canal belt and town center full of culture and stunning architecture.

Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometers of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. The most exciting feature of the canals are the houseboats. By origin houseboats were a way to deal with the Amsterdam housing shortage, however, nowadays they are still in high demand. Some of the houseboats once were cargo vessels and are now converted into houseboats, other boats were built specifically for this purpose. In Amsterdam you find these houseboats along the canals and the Amstel river and in the former Amsterdam docklands.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dam Square
Dam Square is a town square in Amsterdam. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city and the country. On the west end of the square is the Royal Palace, formerly a city hall. Beside it are the 15th-century Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. The National Monument, a white stone pillar erected in 1956 to memorialize the victims of World War II, can be found on the opposite side of the square. Also overlooking the plaza is the upscale department store De Bijenkorf. These various attractions have turned the Dam into a tourist zone.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Centraal Station
We will pass the many museums at the museum district and experience the unique atmosphere of Amsterdam before returning to your hotel or cruise port.

Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station of Amsterdam. It was designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, who is also known for his design of the Rijksmuseum, and first opened in 1889. It features a Gothic/Renaissance Revival style building and a cast iron platform roof spanning approximately 40 metres. It's the main transportation hub of the city, linking the railway, the metro of Amsterdam and the city buses.

The tour ends with a return transfer to your cruise ship.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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