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Half day tour to Zaanse Schans windmills

Leave the city and discover Zaanse Schans with the famous windmills, traditional houses, clog museum and cheese farms.

Windmills can be found in the whole country, but the windmill village called the Zaanse Schans is the most famous. At Zaanse Schans you can look inside several windmills while enjoying the scenery. This tiny village boasts a lot of attractions, such as the Clog Workship and Cheese Farm Catharina Hoeve. 

Explore Zaanse Schans village with our local guide. Accessible return transfers from Amsterdam are included in this tour. A pancake lunch can be added to complete this tour!

This tour includes: 

  • Accessible return transfers to Zaanse Schans 
  • Private tour guide for 2 hours at Zaanse Schans
  • Zaanse Schans card for entrance to windmills and museums at Zaanse Schans

Highlights of this tour

  • Traditional windmills 
  • The Clog Museum and clog workshop 
  • A cheese farm with souvenir shop and workshop  
  • Discover the history of Zaanse Schans 
  • Background of regional water management system
  • Traditional Zaanse huisjes (small houses)  

Practical details:

  • Tour Duration: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: hotel
  • Minimum number of people: 1
  • Maximum number of people: 8
    • more people can join this tour, but an extra vehicle will be necessary
  • Type of vehicle: wheelchair accessible mini van
  • Lunch: not included


Type of tour Total price Per person price* 
Private tour with driver and guide € 550  € 68

*based on the maximum of 8 participants. 

Bumps Guide dog allowed Wheelchair accessible toilet 

Accessibility information

One windmill is fully wheelchair accessible and one other windmill is accessible with a ramp. These two windmills can be visited with the Zaanse Schans Card. The Cheese Farm and Clog Workshop are also wheelchair accessible. An adapted toilet can be found at the Zaans Museum, just across from the parking lot and entrance to Zaanse Schans village.

Street at Zaanse Schans Windmills at Zaanse Schans Entrance to mill at Zaanse Schans Peaceful environment at Zaanse Schans Little blue mills Zaanse Schans Cheese at cheesefarm Zaanse Schans

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