From the charming windmills in the Zaanse Schans to the cheese weighing house in Edam, see everything typically Dutch. See the beautiful landscapes…
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Discover the charms of the villages of Volendam, Marken and Edam, just a short distance from Amsterdam. See the Zaanse Schans windmills as well.
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Get a sense of what the Dutch are all about in Zaanse Schans, located right outside of Amsterdam. Take a day trip out to the quaint community that dates back to the 18th century and take in the countryside tulips, fresh cheese, windmills, barns and museums.
These two museums offer a delicious history of the region’s food production with equipment, utensils, clothing and paintings. Bring your sweet tooth, tasting is encouraged!
Find goodies to bring home to your loved ones at an adorable replica of the original Albert Heijn, a Dutch supermarket chain.
You’ll be hearing ticking while trying to fall asleep later that night, but it’s a small price to pay to view this collection of beautiful historic Dutch clocks.
Piet Kempenaar wears a traditional outfit complete with pipe and hat while manning his massive paint mill.
Different from all other working windmills in the city, the sawmill De Gekroonde Poelenburg can turn around on a rig of wooden rollers depending on the direction of the wind.
It’s small enough that walking will do, but you’ll feel like a local with the fresh air rushing by on a bicycle.
It’s all about the food here! Check out the distillery and tasting room, or the traditional pancake house.
- When should I visit?From April to November, almost everything is open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
- Is it expensive?Prices vary depending on your plans and the addition of transportation, tours, and other perks.
- Will I need a guide?It's a great idea to experience Zaanse Schans with a guide.
- How to get thereFrom Amsterdam Central Station, take the Connexxion bus 391 to Zaanse Schans.
- Additional information
- If you plan on doing more than a day trip, there are many great hotels and B&Bs in the area.
What people are saying about Zaanse Schans
We enjoyed our trip very much!! The crew and driver were very helpful in prioritizing and planning our trip and placed to stop. Of course, the places are fantastic, especially Zaanse Schaans and Volendam. We regret not to add more time in Volendam to take the boat to Marken on account of other places like the cheese factory and Monikendam, Which were also nice but maybe less special.
The tour company and guide were very professional and we had an excellent day out. I would have no problem recommending this tour to anyone.
The tour organised in a nice way. No pressure for solo travellers. Experienced tour guide explained everything clearly. She let us know my EE about Holland. Her voice is very good. You won’t feel annoying even she has to repeat the same content in : languages.
Loved the windmill tour, the dutch wooden shoe factory and the cheese tasting. The countryside was amazing. The tour guides gave lots of good information to supplement the audio. I wish it was a little bit longer to allow for more time at the windmill and dutch shoe factory. Otherwise, great tour!!!
My sister & I thoroughly enjoyed the outing, partly because of the agreeable mood of Dutch weather but mostly thanks to profesional, caring & very hospitable of the tour crew. Thank you Dione, Caran & our lovely driver for such a plessant day. You guys Rock. xoxox Tessa & Sady (UK)