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From Amsterdam: Guided Zaanse Schans & Cheese Tasting Tour

1. From Amsterdam: Guided Zaanse Schans & Cheese Tasting Tour

Join a guided bus tour from Amsterdam to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, 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 what the village was like in the 18th and 19th centuries. 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.

Amsterdam: Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills Day Trip

2. Amsterdam: Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills Day Trip

From Amsterdam: Daytrip to the windmill village Zaanse Schans and Keukenhof Set off on a self-guided day trip from Amsterdam and immerse yourself in Dutch culture. Discover the world's largest flower garden at Keukenhof and visit the traditional windmill village, Zaanse Schans where you can admire the windmills, sample some Dutch cheese, and see the Wooden Shoe Museum. Depart from Amsterdam and transfer to the Zaanse Schans. Go at your own pace and check out the activities on offer including wooden shoe-making and clog painting workshops (at your own expense). Use our great app for a walking tour and tips from locals. Try some Dutch cheese and see the historic buildings and windmills that the Netherlands is so well known for. Head to Keukenhof and admire millions of tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils in bloom. Enjoy the flower shows, visit special exhibitions, and take part in different activities. The garden also features a sculpture park, a maze, and a fairytale garden. Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof. Return to Amsterdam at your leisure. Schedule: Schedule A 08.30: Departure from Amsterdam 09.00: Arrival Zaanse Schans 12.00: Departure Zaanse Schans to Keukenhof 13.00: Arrival Keukenhof -- Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof, last bus back at 18:30 Schedule B 10.00: Departure from Amsterdam 10.30: Arrival Zaanse Schans 13.30: Departure Zaanse Schans to Keukenhof 14:30: Keukenhof -- Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof, last bus back at 18:30 Schedule C 11.00: Departure Amsterdam 11.30: Arrival Zaanse Schans 14.30: Departure Zaanse Schans 15.30: Arrival Keukenhof -- Stay as long as you like in Keukenhof, last bus back at 18.30

SmartWalk Zaanse Schans | Walking tour with your smartphone

3. SmartWalk Zaanse Schans | Walking tour with your smartphone

Explore the Windmill village in a new and exciting way with your smartphone! SmartWalk will guide you through the old Dutch history of the Windmill Village with great stories and fun questions! SmartWalk is an innovative new concept with which you can discover famous Dutch regions independently! With SmartWalk Windmill Village you'll walk through the Zaan region and learn about all the amazing houses and history through WhatsApp. This means you are your own guide! • With this tour you will get free discount vouchers for various restaurants and shops to the value of €25,00. • With this tour you'll not only get information about various locations, but also questions you can answer and earn points with! At every location you'll see photo's appear in Whatsapp, that you can save directly on your phone! This way you can easily show your friends and family all that you've seen on your SmartWalk! • Not only is the SmartWalk very interactive, but also usable at any time of the day. You decide when you would like to take a stroll and start the experience. • This SmartWalk is available in Dutch and English.

Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Private Guided Day Trip

4. Amsterdam: Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Private Guided Day Trip

On this private full day tour, we combine beautiful landscapes and historic villages, see windmills, explore traditional crafts, and taste local delicacies like cheese and cookies. Giethoorn is also known as the Venice of the North! There is time to explore the preserved village on foot and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village during our boat tour! Discover the Dutch countryside driving to historic open-air museum Zaanse Schans: see windmills, waterlands, cheese makers, and clog factories up close, and learn about the region's rich history. Visit Zaanse Schans traditional wooden windmills and distinctive green wooden houses which were relocated there to recreate the atmosphere of an 18th/19th-century village. Here oil, paint, mustard, and paper were produced. We will spend about 3 hours including a boat tour, demonstrations of wooden shoe making, and a visit to a cheese factory. A photo stop at the bank of Zaan River for the best panoramic view of all the windmills is of course included! We are very flexible and can customize the tour to your specific requests!

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What people are saying about Wooden Shoe Workshop of Zaanse Schans

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,890 reviews

Despite the horrendous weather this was a fantastic trip and well worth getting soaked for. The guide added funny little comments throughout the tour and gave some great facts along the way. The clog making was great to watch as was the cheese making and tasting. We managed to get into two of the windmills and ventured to the top of one, although the severe weather was against us doing much more, I can safely say I would like to repeat this day trip should I get the chance to go to back to Amsterdam in the summer. The coach was clean and comfortable there and back. The tour time of 3.5 hours includes half hour travel time each way.

This was a wonderful little trip that at 3.5 hours is absolute the perfect length. Our guide was excellent, switching seamlessly between English and Italian, as 6 Italians were also on the trip. The village is lovely and quaint and the cheese visit is great. You can also watch a clog being made and brew your own Hot Chocolate. Overall it was a cracking little trip.

Excelente tour , muy explicativo , seguro y divertido , lo pasamos genial . Gracias a nuestra guía y al chofer ,que nos explicaba en inglés y en español muy considerada , y nuestra seguridad en todo momento .

It was really nice, the person explained everything very well. But you need to keep in mind that this tour is from the museum. So you should go in and check-in before the tour starts.

This is a perfect tour to get a taste of Amsterdam, without being out all day