Wooden Shoe Workshop of Zaanse Schans

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From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans Windmills Half-Day Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans Windmills Half-Day Tour

Join a guided tour from Amsterdam to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans which is an open-air museum housing working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy live commentary from your guide, a clog workshop and a cheese-making demonstration. Meet your guide and driver at a central meeting point just across from Central Station in Amsterdam. Settle in for a comfortable, air-conditioned ride on a single deck bus that will take you to your destination in just 20 minutes. Upon arrival in the village, follow your guide for an orientation tour of the village. Visit the clog museum for a live wooden shoemaking workshop. Then, taste some Dutch farmer cheese on the cheese farm. Get a sense of Zaanse Schans' prosperity from the 18th and 19th centuries in the windmill village. Alongside windmills and barns, see houses that were originally built as homes for rich windmill owners and merchants. Admire their colorful facades painted in traditional hues of green, beige, and light blue. Finally, it is time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off, take insider tips from your guide and learn about the region's local history and culture. At the end of the tour, hop back on the bus for your return journey to Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Wooden Shoe Workshop of Zaanse Schans

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,081 reviews

Great excursion with great impressions. It's a bit difficult to find the meeting point at first if you're a tourist. If you find out more, but doable, just plan enough time for the journey, since you take the ferry and possibly arrive by bus/tram or metro.

My friend and I loved our trip to the Zaanse Schans windmills. The tour was very interesting and the village was so beautiful. The trip was great value for money. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Amsterdam.

It was really interesting and enjoyable for all ages. Nice to see the windmills working. Lots of information and history to see and hear about. Guide and the driver where both really helpful.

Our guide was funny and informative. We really enjoyed our time with this tour.

Great trip, informative, great guide, really enjoyed the trip