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From Amsterdam: 3-Hour Private Zaanse Schans & Windmill Tour

Product ID: 44432
Take a private 3-hour tour from Amsterdam to the enchanting hamlet of Zaandam's Zaanse Schans neighborhood. The area, with its windmills and houses, gives an impression of how a typical Zaanse village must have looked in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Duration: 3 hours
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  • Visit windmill village of "de Zaanse Schans," with its characteristic green wooden houses
  • See the remaining windmills in the neighborhood
  • Stroll along the streets by the area's several museums, restaurants, and visitor centers
  • Opt for the possibility of taking a boat trip on the river
Full description
Get out of the city and visit the picturesque country landscapes of the area outside Amsterdam on a private 3-hour excursion to Zaandam. This trip takes you to the edge of the river Zaan, where you visit the windmill village "de Zaanse Schans," with its characteristic green wooden houses.

At the turn of the 18th Century, this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 windmills in use. In this day and age, only a handful remain. Walk through the streets and let yourself be enchanted by the feelings of day gone by. Apart from the cluster of windmills and houses there are also several museums, restaurants, and a visitor's center. You will have the option of stopping for traditional Dutch food or the possibility of taking a boat trip on the river (at an additional cost).

Regardless of what you do, you will easily understand how the Zaanse Schans has become one of the top tourist destinations in the Netherlands.
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Private, air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat trip

From £270.81 Per group up to 3

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    2 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Just a driver

Since the word "tour" is included in this description, I thought we'd have a guide once we arrived at Zaanse Schans. The price even felt like it would reflect such treatment. However, we had a very professional driver take us to the spot, drop us off and wait for us. We were on our own. We could have hired an uber for I'm sure 1/3 of the price. So, I was disappointed. I had been acting as the tour guide for my 7 friends visiting and I thought I could hand over the role to a professional at Zaanse ... but I toured them around, not knowing the location at all, having dropped a few hundred dollars on a great driver. (We even hired him to take friends to the airport the following day. No complaints about the driver or his service. Just thought we bought a drive + tour.)

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May 1, 2019

Excellent way to see sights with ability to adapt to own preferences.

Guide very accommodating and always consulting with us to find out our wishes. Most enjoyable experience allowing us to personalise the tour to our own preferences. Transport very luxurious providing excellent comfort during trip.

October 25, 2016

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City Tours B.V.

Product ID: 44432