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  4. Zaanse Schans

From Amsterdam: Tour to the Windmills of Zaanse Schans

Product ID: 262462
Explore the traditional 17th and 18th-century houses and windmills of Zaanse Schans. Learn about famous Dutch cheeses, see how clogs are made, and get the best photos of your trip to Holland.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
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  • See the well-preserved, 17th-century houses and windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Watch a clog demonstration to learn how traditional Dutch shoes are made
  • Visit a farm to sample authentic edam and gouda cheeses
Full description
There is no better way to enjoy an afternoon in the Netherlands than checking out out the Zaanse Schans windmills, the economic engine of the country between the 16th and 18th centuries when the Dutch took advantage of wind power to grind the spices they brought from the colonies and make oils, mustards, and more. Learn about the history of this scenic and economically-significant spot as you tour the mills with your friendly, knowledgeable guide.

First, tour a mill dedicated to spices to learn how it was operated and the history of the industry in the Netherlands. Then visit a clog workshop to get acquainted with the manufacturing of traditional Dutch footwear. Stop in at a cheese factory to try a variety of traditional Dutch cheeses and learn about the cheese-making process.

Enjoy free time to explore the scenic area, say hi to the farm animals, and snap some photos before returning to Amsterdam.
  • Spanish tour guide
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meeting point at the main entrance of Bowling Powerzone, in De Rijterkade 153, Amsterdam.

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based on 6 reviews

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    5 / 5
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Very beautiful walk, where we can have access to this side of Dutch culture. Plenty of free time to stroll on your own. Everything was punctual and the guide Helena was great!

September 25, 2019

Sitio lindissimo

November 5, 2019


September 22, 2019

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Camaleon Tours

Product ID: 262462