From our central meeting point, a short 20 minute bus ride will take you to the windmill village Zaanse Schans. Here you will experience all that is typical Dutch in just a few hours. You will learn about the process of cheese making, you can walk on wooden shoes, see the interior of a working windmill and see the wooden green-painted houses and shops. Back in Amsterdam visit the spectaculair This is Holland and also enjoy a the 100 Highlights Canal Cruise.
Meet your guide and driver at our central meeting point. A comfortable, air-conditioned single deck bus will take you to today’s destination in just 20 minutes. The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 onward bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region. In its golden age the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills: wooden factories powered by wind. In these small factories many tasks were being executed with the aid of wind energy: wood sawn by machine, grounding spices, oil for food and paint, flower, cocoa powder and many other things. At arrival in the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the village. You will visit the clog museum annex wooden shoemaker shop and in the cheese farm you will get to taste Dutch farmer cheese. Then it is time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off to discover the Zaanse Schans on your own, your guide will give you further information on the Zaanse Schans and its unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about what to do and where to go. Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you can visit This is Holland, very close to the departure point of the bus. This is Holland uses the latest technology to give you the sensation of flying. You’ll be one of 40 people suspended under a huge domed screen, with your hands and feet dangling freely. Flying like a bird, you get an overview of how the Netherlands was created. You learn about the people who weren’t deterred by all the water. Using mounds, dikes, windmills and polders, they succeeded in reclaiming land from the sea, creating this extraordinary country below sea level. You’ll forget that you’re in Amsterdam and feel as though you’re really flying over the Dutch landscape. Breathtakingly beautiful filming will give you a spectacular aerial perspective. T journey along many beautiful places across the country, your seat will tilt to give you the sensation of flying. With atmospheric effects like wind, mist and smells, you’ll feel like you’re flying through the air, crossing dikes and braving storms. Amsterdam Canal Cruise (1 Hour):Choose to take your sightseeing canal cruise at a time that suits your schedule. Step aboard the glass-topped canal boat near Amsterdam’s Central Station and listen to pre-recorded commentary about the Dutch capital as you glide across the water. Look out at the pretty gabled houses that line the water, and float by top sights such as Anne Frank House, the Skinny Bridge and the old port area.