Guided tour to Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam

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This tour will take you to the well known open air museum of Zaanse Schans. A small village filled with beauty and history.

The attractions of Zaanse Schans

The main draw of Zaanse Schans are its windmills. These historical pieces were used for sawing timber, pressing oil out of seeds, and grinding ingredients for paint. Now they are tourist attractions.

There are also historical houses on the site. And workshops in them. For example a bakery and a weavers house. It is nice to walk through this historic setting.

Reservation of the day trip

The tickets cost €30.

To reserve your place, book this tour in advance on the
Zaanse Schans trip from Amsterdam webpage.

The departure from Amsterdam

The meeting point is to the right side of central station building (when looking from city center). The address is "De Ruijterkade 105". It is a café called "Grand Café 1884". You can find the location on a map below.

The tour departs every day in the late morning and early afternoon.

The journey to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

This small historical village is about 20 minutes drive from Amsterdam. So the tour is transported by an air conditioned bus. There is some walking on the site of coure. Not much but we still recommend comfortable shoes.

The whole tour lasts for 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Included in the tour

The tour is guided by a multilingual person sho speaks English, German and Spanish. There is a guided walkthrough and also individual exploration time.

You can see a live cobbler demonstration about creating wooden clog shoes. And a live demonstration of tradidional cheese making. Tasting the cheese is included.

Not included is other food or drinks. Not included is the entry inside the windmills which the museum charges separately.

Meeting location on the map