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Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam provided by Zaan Tours

Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam
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About
A living museum, the Zaanse Schans windmill village is an essential stop on any visit to Amsterdam. Say goodbye to the group tour sheep experience and hello to your personal guide on this comfortable half-day tour by private vehicle. Visit a clog workshop; see an industrial windmill in action; and discover an authentic cheese farm. Along the way, enjoy the personalized insights only a private guide can provide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
Highlights
  • See the sights of Zaanse Schans windmill village without the rush
  • Learn about Dutch history, cheese, and crafts from your private guide
  • Spread out as much as you like, with a private vehicle just for your group
  • Take classic pictures, without a big group to spoil the shot
What to expect
  • Starting from your hotel Amsterdam (or your preferred pickup location in the city) at a time which suits you best, an exciting trip to Zaanse Schans awaits you. Learn about the Dutch countryside from your enthusiastic local guide who will bring you comfortably from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans. Upon arrival in Zaanse Schans, your guide will tell you all about the sights at this beautiful place. See the typical Dutch countryside houses at Zaanse Schans and explore the town with your private guide. Also included in your private tour through the Dutch countryside is a visit to an operating industrial wind mill (entrance fees included in tour price) and traditional crafts like a wooden-shoe workshop as well as a cheese farm. After you experienced the countryside surroundings of Amsterdam in Zaanse Schans, your guide will take you back to your hotel or starting point in the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See the sights of Zaanse Schans windmill village without the rush
  • Learn about Dutch history, cheese, and crafts from your private guide
  • Spread out as much as you like, with a private vehicle just for your group
  • Take classic pictures, without a big group to spoil the shot
What to expect
  • Starting from your hotel Amsterdam (or your preferred pickup location in the city) at a time which suits you best, an exciting trip to Zaanse Schans awaits you. Learn about the Dutch countryside from your enthusiastic local guide who will bring you comfortably from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans. Upon arrival in Zaanse Schans, your guide will tell you all about the sights at this beautiful place. See the typical Dutch countryside houses at Zaanse Schans and explore the town with your private guide. Also included in your private tour through the Dutch countryside is a visit to an operating industrial wind mill (entrance fees included in tour price) and traditional crafts like a wooden-shoe workshop as well as a cheese farm. After you experienced the countryside surroundings of Amsterdam in Zaanse Schans, your guide will take you back to your hotel or starting point in the city.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7258P1
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Local driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For pick up from airport Amsterdam Schiphol, an additional cost of EUR 50,00 is charged. For not listed pick up places, this will be possible as well. Please contact us.
  • Airports:
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Local driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For pick up from airport Amsterdam Schiphol, an additional cost of EUR 50,00 is charged. For not listed pick up places, this will be possible as well. Please contact us.
  • Airports:
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul 2020
A note from Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam
Only during transportation wearing a face mask is required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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Ross D
Sydney, Australia393 contributions
Great tour
Opted for a 3hr small group tour of Zaanse Schans rather than longer big bus tours trying to cover more locations. Tour was easy to join at a meeting place not far from Amsterdam Railway Station and the pick up was right on time at 2pm. Zaanse Schans is a town reconstructed on the Zaanse River using original local buildings and depicts what the area was like in the prosperous 1700's. It is about 20 minutes driving time from Amsterdam and has windmills, cheese making, shoe making, bakery and other small museums of interest.

Our tour guide was Ester who was in period costume and very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the time. All the members of the tour thoroughly enjoyed the tour and got much more out of it than if doing it solo. The guide took us to areas not available to the general public.There was also some free time to spend as you wished.

Not a lot of eating options at the village during the tour so I suggest you eat before you go.

Written 31 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aysun S
Geneva, Switzerland25 contributions
half a day trip
Aug 2018 • Family
We took half a day trip with Rina; she was fantastic; she gave a lot of interesting details about places we have visited.
Lovely village with a lot of things to observe.
Written 31 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katharine S
Menlo Park, CA458 contributions
Fantastic educational morning!
May 2018 • Couples
We loved this tour! Bart was our guide and we really enjoyed getting to know him a bit and learning all about Zaanse Schans. He knows so much about the history of the area and told us so many things we wouldn't have picked up on our own. He was so helpful and courteous, deferring to our preference about pacing and how much shopping we wanted to do. I highly recommend Bart and Zaan Tours.
Written 6 June 2018
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Danielle M
St. Thomas21 contributions
Great Half day excursion from Amsterdam
What a wonderful tour of Zaanse Schans. We were a group of five friends visiting Amsterdam for a long weekend and wanted to get out of a the city for a bit...we booked the tour for 11am and on time, Bart arrived to pick us up in a very comfortable van that fit 5+ comfortably. About a half hour drive to Zaanse Schans, we had booked the three hour private tour, but due to excessive picture taking and weather elements, it was closer to four!! Bart was knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to oblige to take photos for us!! Windmills, cheesemaking, clog making and cacao lab - among the cute village tour with added sights to point out. Bart has a family ties to the area and left his full time job about a year ago to dedicate his time to His tour company! Definitely recommend this excursion
Written 17 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

corinaTA
Salt Lake City, UT7 contributions
We so recommend this tour!
Sep 2017 • Family
Thank you to Bart for an amazing day! I was in Amsterdam with my kids in September and we had an amazing private tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. It was so worth the price of a private tour (and it's not expensive!)! Bart was excellent, so knowledgeable, and hospitable. We had just the right amount of time and got to see all the Zaans sites arriving early before any crowds. Don't leave Amsterdam without this tour to Zaans Schans!
Written 12 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Zaan Tours
natalieanillo
natalieanillo
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Highly recommend!
Fantastic experience! My favorite thing I did while visiting Amsterdam. The guide is from the area near Zaanse Scha
Footprints812755
Footprints812755
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a MUST DO to really understand the Netherlands windmill history
A PERFECT way to learn the rich history of the Netherlands. Bart was an amazing Tour Guide with great inside knowl
FootprintLux
FootprintLux
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Yes, you MUST do this tour 🤗
My friends said ' oh, just rent a bike and tour around by yourself. You can see the windmills by yourself, save a
kyshappells
kyshappells
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Great tour - comfortable bus and great experence.
Was a great tour - the guide was knowedgable and the busses were comfortable. The Zaanse Schans itself was amazing
Leah B
Leah B
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Must do
We did the 3 hour tour which was perfect, we were in Amsterdam for 2.5 days and this was a perfect fit. So beautifu
Lowcosthighadventure
Lowcosthighadventure
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Good bang for your buck!
I’ve been backpacking Europe for almost two months now and this might have been my favorite day trip I’ve taken! (T
hennups
hennups
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Great guide, fun trip
In the middle of a storm, this place was still lovely! Led well and very informative. Transport was comfy and quick
oliviatP461MW
oliviatP461MW
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Our guide Callum was amazing!!
We lucked out and basically had a private tour as it was only our group of three. Our tour guide Callim was friendl
782jot
782jot
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Great introduction to the things that make the Dutch famous - windmills, clogs & cheese
Friendly, informative guide. Easy pick up and drop off. Quick way to see a lot. Cheese making demo was a bit short
Experience781179
Experience781179
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Top notch tour guide
Our tour guide (Esther) had a personal connection to Zaanse Schans and shared her story growing up as a “miller’s d
RadicalRad01
RadicalRad01
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Zaans
Small group, great location, excellent knowledge from staff, enough time at each location! Loved it.
O5509DLrickw
O5509DLrickw
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Great Tour Company
I would recommend this tour company at the highest level. Personal service and totally knowledgeable about the act
chunni0604
chunni0604
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Very friendly and professional tour guide
We joined the tour of Zaan on 21 Dec, a small group of 7. Balb is our tour guide, he is very friendly and informati
stephaniehayes01
stephaniehayes01
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Stephanie
Esther was an awesome guide! We particularly enjoyed her stories and photos of where she grew up (a farm with a wo
907salmak
907salmak
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A must see
It was one of the highlights of our Netherlands trip. The place is like a fairy tale land and the tour guide was ve
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