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Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting

Highlights
  • Benefit from the small group size for a more personal experience
  • Travel with ease in a minibus and enjoy views of Holland’s countryside
  • Visit traditional villages and working factories for insight into the region
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Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting
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Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting
US$81.03
Overview

Holland is known for its unique merchant and industrial history, but this is often overlooked by those visiting the vibrant, modern capital. Learn more about traditional Dutch culture with a small group tour from Amsterdam, that includes Zaanse Schans’ windmills, Volendam’s fishing harbor and a wooden shoe factory. Travel with ease in a private minibus, and get an authentic taste of Holland with included cheese and schnapps tasting.

What to Expect

Begin your tour at a location near Amsterdam’s Central Station. Meet your guide and group, and then board your private minibus, setting off to Zaanse Schans, a recreated windmill village to the north of the capital. Visit a range of different mills and gain insight into country’s industrial history.

Next, travel to the fishing village of Volendam and tour its harbor, dike, and typical green timbered buildings. Pose for a snap in a traditional Dutch outfit, and pause for lunch in a local restaurant (own expense).

Afterward, do a cheese tasting at a nearby factory in Waterland, sampling some proper Dutch cheese, and visit a wooden shoe factory to watch the process of clog carving. Take the opportunity to savor some Dutch schnapps, before visiting the traditional villages of Monnickendam and Broek on the journey back to Amsterdam.

Conclude your journey back at your original point of departure.

Reviews (149)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Windmill Tour, Cheese Tasting, Clog Making and Schnapps Tasting

Our tour guide Jan Hazevoet was fantastic. Jan was so knowledgeable, patient and extremely helpful. He was funny and made the trip very entertaining, Jan was genuinely interested in each and everyone of us and was very accommodating to all the different personalities. It was...More

Thank abelci77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Only way to do this trip

Easy pickup point. We had tour guide Apostolis who picked us up on time. We were a small group of 6 and we were taken to the Windmills, then to Volendam where we got to taste the local fish. After that we were taken to...More

Thank hunter3333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic small group tour

Easy to find departure point. We had 7 in a small van. Our guide, Jan was friendly and informative. All the places we visited were lovely. The food was great. A must do for an authentic experience. JAN was fantastic!

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile
Cheese and clogs

Had a fantastic trip. Philip was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Made the most possible fun out of a touristy destination.

Thank Lelerodrigues
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile
Excellent Tour. Would highly recommend

Even though it was pouring rain the day we went this was the very best and most informative tour. Everyone if they can should make the time to take this tour.

Thank Linda M
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Nancy L
June 9, 2018|
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Our tour was about 5 1/2 hours from start to finish.
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Mandira K
April 14, 2018|
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You get a more in depth tour of the windmills and other sights. It is more leasure speed. If you are older this is the one to take. You can walk slower. You also have time to ask plenty of questions, take loads of photos and... More
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