Zaandam Family-friendly activities

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Zaandam: Zaanse Schans Card - Attractions & Museums Tickets

1. Zaandam: Zaanse Schans Card - Attractions & Museums Tickets

Go on the perfect Dutch trip from Amsterdam and head to Zaanse Schans that brings the 18th and 19th centuries back into the present-day Netherlands. Explore the wooden houses, barns, and workshops, and get even more value for money with this ticket. Visit the Weaver’s House, where two families lived with their five looms. See the Coopery, where you'll observe how barrels were made. Get free entrance to the Zaans Museum and to the Verkade Chocolate and Biscuit Factory and experience a real-life Willy Wonka event. Benefit from a free audio guide in 8 languages offered at the Zaans Museum.

Zaanse Schans: Zaans Museum Entrance Ticket

2. Zaanse Schans: Zaans Museum Entrance Ticket

Get ready for a fascinating insight into Holland's hard-working industrial history with this Zaans Museum ticket. Learn about the history of working mills, and see the churning machinery of an early 20th-century chocolate and biscuit factory.  Step inside The Zaans Museum and enter the world of Holland's past and present. Get to know all about Zaanstreek, the very first industrialized region of Europe, which shot the country to fame and fortune in the Dutch Golden Age. Breeze through the history of Holland's landmark windmills, learn about the various industries that thrived among the green wooden houses and find out more about Dutch icons, Albert Heijn, Honig, Verkade, and more. Discover the Verkade Experience, which takes sweet-toothed visitors back to the working, churning innards of an early 20th-century chocolate and biscuit factory. The Zaans Museum serves up everything you need to know about Dutch life from the first mills to the latest factories, plus a little cafe and free WiFi.

Amsterdam: Keukenhof - Flowers Field - Tulip Experience

3. Amsterdam: Keukenhof - Flowers Field - Tulip Experience

A combination tour specially designed for lovers of various flowers. You will be amazed by the design of this tour where in the morning you will be invited to enjoy the beauty of the largest flower garden in Europe. You will be invited to tour through flower fields in the flower bulb area (Bollenstreek). And in the end, you will be treated to a visit to the Tulip Experience Amsterdam. - Keukenhof (Tulips Garden) - Explore the fascinating phenomena of Keukenhof up close. Keukenhof is home to millions of tulips, daffodils, and other flowers. This lovely spring garden provides a one-of-a-kind aroma and color experience, as well as over 20 breathtaking flower presentations, surprise-inspired gardens, and engaging activities. The famed bulb fields surround Keukenhof. From the windmill, enjoy stunning views of some of the bulb fields, with a visit to Keukenhof promising beautiful photographs. There are activities for people of all ages that allow you to use your senses as you smell, taste, listen, and enjoy. Keukenhof is fun for the whole family, since youngsters may play in the playground, pet the animals at the petting zoo, and embark on a scavenger hunt. -Flowers Fields - You will be invited to tour through flower fields in the flower bulb area (Bollenstreek). There you can enjoy all kinds of tulips that are planted and cultivated until the time comes for you to be introduced to the Tulip Experience Amsterdam in Noordwijkerhout. - Tulips Experience Amsterdam - Discover what it takes to grow and create the iconic Dutch tulip! Tulip Experience Amsterdam takes you on a journey through the magnificent world of tulips and the full bulb growers' trade, from planting to international shipment. We have built up fresh and authentic machinery that will demonstrate the evolution of production throughout the years. Tulip Experience Amsterdam is a sensory trip for both adults and children, complete with a fun scavenger hunt! Following a visit to the exciting museum section, you may relax in the outdoor display garden, which has 1 million tulips (over 500 distinct species from our own tulip farm!) ready to be photographed. Take as many wonderful photos as you can in this lovely color palette, and all of the tulips are grown on our own tulip farm! In our real cinema, you may also view a video on the history of the Flower Bulb Region. Following that, you may select your own bouquet of tulips in the indoor picking garden and shop for local goods at the indoor farmers market. We offer tulip art for sale in the art corner, which is filled with colorful tulip paintings and objects. You can combine this tour with the Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans tour on the next day or the day before. With this combination, you will have visited the most important places in the Netherlands.

Zaanse Schans: World of Windmills Museum Ticket with Greeter

4. Zaanse Schans: World of Windmills Museum Ticket with Greeter

Get your entry ticket for World of Windmills, an interactive museum on the site of the home to more than 1100 windmills in the 17th-century Netherlands.  Chat to your greeter upon entry and have any questions answered before delving into the history of this dutch icon. Learn the history of the materials used, runnings of the windmill, how they powered the country during the Industrial Revolution and after, and the people that made the windmills a success.  Even visit a windmill yourself to get a feel for the real thing. If you’re lucky, chat to a miller who will be happy to answer any questions if there.  Experience the rich history of the mills, listen to the stories of the people who lived and worked here, and enjoy the technology, craftsmanship, and nature.

Private Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills

5. Private Tour to Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans Windmills

Enjoy an unforgettable tour of one of the biggest flower gardens in the world. Besides visiting the spacious 32 hectares of flowers, you can enjoy spectacular flower shows, inspirational gardens, unique art, and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulip mania exhibition at the Juliana Pavilion. Christen your own tulip, see how the tulips are cultivated, and get advice and tips from experts about the use of flower bulbs in your own garden. This Keukenhof flower garden tour is also fun for children, as they can enjoy treasure hunts, a petting farm, a maze, and the playground. Afterwards, you will visit the Zaanse Schans, a residential area in which the 18th and 19th-centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry, and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns, and workshops. Enjoy a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops, or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant. A day out at the Zaanse Schans in North Holland is fun and educational.

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What people are saying about Zaandam

It was a really good day out, although one or two included tours were a bit limited- e.g the cooper’s shed was basically a small shed with old tools in it. Ltd info and took 2 mins to go through. Overall though the area was very pretty and there was lots to see and do.

It was nice wheather! You can feel free. Museum fantastic.. You can see a lot and experience a different feeling. The molens they are so beautiful! I will go again with my family.

No ticket control at the entrance, if you don't go to the museums there is nothing to pay. No way to get anyone for the parking discount...

A fascinating look at how windmills were used in Holland to drive so much of the industry and not just used for flour. In a lovely setting.

The trip is really worth it! 15min by train to another world