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Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Central Amsterdam
    Departure Time
    Return Details
    Your hotel in Central Amsterdam
    • Private tour
    • Local driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Zaanse Schans
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    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.
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    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,
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    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.
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    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
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    About the operator
    By: Zaan Tours
    134 reviews
    Tina F
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Windmill, Clog Making and cheese
    Wonderful, wonderful tour. Esther was an excellent tour guide especially since she was a millers daughter and grew
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    New York
    Nice boat ride
    I took the supper cruise and it was pleasant to be on the water. The dinner is at a local spot and is nice place
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    Zaans Tour
    Superb tour.. Very Friendly staff . Gives all the details .. The tour is very-very well designed and all the stops
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    Washington DC
    So crowded
    This please felt like windmill Disneyland. The windmills that are located here, as well as the other buildings,
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    Jasmin L
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Great tour
    This was a great trip and the perfect amount of time. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.
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    Marie M
    Sweet local guide
    You could do this trip on your own, but very easy with guide and you do learn some interesting facts along the
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    Media, Pennsylvania
    Relaxing and informative way. To see the Zaandam windmill historical site
    Our tour guide met us at the Amsterdam airport after our overnight plane ride from the US. The tour was 3 hrs
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    Linda H
    Day trip to Zaannes Schans
    The area was all that we expected and more....great tour guide who gave us a ride of a lifetime in returning in
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    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Enjoyable Tour without consuming a entire day
    This was a small group of about 15, left from downtown in mini vans. Tour guide was good and informative. She was
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    Ben B
    Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
    Dinner on the River
    what a little gem Bart the skipper/tour guide and owner is a gem very informative and patient ! Picked us up right
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    Katie W
    One way to beat the crowds!
    A great way to see this, picturesque region! Only a short drive from central Amsterdam and one way to beat the
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    Windmill Tour
    Was way to long for what we saw. Could have been done in 1 hour or less. Tour guide was booring and mundane,
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    Reeja V
    Very enjoyable small group excursion to Zaanse Schans with family
    We went on this tour at the end of July. We debated between a small group tour vs a big bus tour that includes
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    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Skip the big bus to Zaanse Schans and take this tour
    This was truly a unique way to see Zaanse Schans. The drivers promptly met our group of nine at our hotel and
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    Ottawa, Canada
    A great afternoon
    We had a wonderful day in the little village, even though it was raining. We watched a clog making demonstration,
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