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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Experience an iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills, and craftsmen’s shops on a small-group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside. Visit a series of traditional, restored windmills in Zaanse Schans, and walk the dikes and harbor of Volendam, a pretty port lined with bright houses and sailboats. Sample locally-make cheeses and Dutch schnapps, with time to choose a restaurant for lunch, then enjoy sweeping views of the landscape during the return trip to Amsterdam.
  • Small-group tour of the Dutch countryside
  • See picture-perfect landscapes and villages
  • Learn about traditional life and culture
  • Great overview and orientation for first-time visitors
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Groupsize max 8 persons
Cheese tasting
Dutch fruit wine
Expert guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

Buiksloterweg 3-5, 1031 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands

in front of the cafe next to the terras.

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age 7 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Experiencewaterland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "It was so worth paying more to take a "small group" tour rather than be on the cheaper group large bus tours." See review
  • "A small group is a perfect size for this type of tour." See review
  • "The Windmills are fascinating and even though we had a very foggy day, so worth seeing if you have the time." See review


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Wonderful tour
, Nov 2021
Tol was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Fun tour. The windmills were very interesting. Each one has different purpose. The eco system is extremely important to Amsterdam. Visited a fisherman’s village too!
Well worth it
, Oct 2021
This was a really enjoyable and chilled trip. There was only three of us on the tour and it was really well paced. There was a good mixture of guided time and free time. The guide was excellent and certainly knew his stuff.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Richard, Thank you for your kind words and I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed the day. Hope you had a great time the rest of your holiday here in Amsterdam. Kind regards, Apostolis
Great entertainment and education
, Sep 2021
Guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable on a wealth of subjects. Cheese, wooden shoe guy was a hoot. One of best experiences of our 17-day trip.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Paul, Yes the wooden shoe man is something else :-). Great you enjoyed the day! Nice to have met you and hope you enjoyed amsterdam.
Excellent guide!
, Aug 2021
Very informative tour and he speaks very good and easy to understand English. He is very friendly and knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
HI David, Thank you for your review en pleasant time during the day. kind regards, apostolis
Wonderful day to the rural north of Amsterdam
, Aug 2021
Perfect guide for a half day trip into the waterlands. The old windmills and the old villages were great, and the cheese and shoes are touristy but actually awesome also and have legitimately really wonderful wares to see and buy!
Windmills and local sights were amazing
, Aug 2020
We had a fantastic time learning from a local guide and seeing great sites. Very satisfied with the whole experience.
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Don’t miss this tour! Get out of the city and SEE Holland
, Jul 2020
Our guide Goulven made the tour amazing. Very friendly! The windmills are pretty cool, especially when you see how they can be moved to catch the wind. Some windmills you can go in, others you can’t. Some are free, some are €5. We were amazed at the things we learned in the clog and cheese shop. Very friendly people. Oh, the scenery. Breathtaking.
The countryside of Holland
, Mar 2020
The tour guide was excellent. I liked that we were in a small group, not on a bus. The guide was able to arrange the trip to our group. The sites we visited were nice. The guide had lots of information about the area and other things to do.
The windmills and clog factory
, Feb 2020
We had a small group and wonderful guide. We had plenty of time in each location. Would recommend good tour
Excellent half day trip!
, Feb 2020
Very nice half day tour. Take a quick and free ferry across the river Ij from Amsterdam Centraal to get the small van. Learn some of the history of Holland and the original purpose of the windmills on the way. The windmill village was great, the cheese and clog farm was entertaining and the fishing village was a great place to walk around and grab some lunch.

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