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Other buildings on the site, including an early Albert Heijn market, a cheese maker and a clog factory that turns out wooden shoes as if grinding keys, have been brought here from all over the country to re-create a 17th-century community.


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$113.03 Cultural & Theme Tours

Zaanse Schans Windmills and Cheese Tasting from Amsterdam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Keytours, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Zaans Museum, Zaandam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Volendam Marken Express, Volendam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Marken, Marken, North Holland Province.Pass By: Cheese Factory Volendam, Volendam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Centraal Station, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Edams Museum, Edam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Woltje's Backerij.

$113.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Zaans Schans Windmills, Tulips, Marken Tour from Amsterdam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Keukenhof, Lisse, South Holland Province.Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Zaans Museum, Zaandam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Keukenhof Castle, Lisse, South Holland Province.Pass By: Marken, Marken, North Holland Province.Pass By: Volendam Marken Express, Volendam, North Holland Province.Pass By: The Clog Experience, Marken, North Holland Province.Pass By: Cheese Factory Volendam, Volendam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Woltje's Backerij.Pass By: Centraal Station, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Westerkerk, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Magere Brug, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: De 9 Straatjes, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.

$54.23 Day Trips & Excursions

Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam Countryside Tour from Amsterdam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland ProvinceEscape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the River Zaan and is home to original 18th and 19th century architecture, including several still functioning windmills & wooden houses.Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be some free time to explore the village and a visit a windmill on your own, before travelling through the typical Polder-landscapes (reclaimed land from the water).Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Kaaswaag Edam, Edam, North Holland ProvinceEdam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Big Church, and former town hall. Most famous in Edam beyond any doubt is the public weighing house, where every year in July and August still every Wednesday morning the famous Edam Cheese Market is held.Walk during 40 minutes with your guide through this wonderful small city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Volendam Haven, Volendam, North Holland ProvinceFinally, we will stop in the beautiful seaside village of Volendam. This typical fishing village with its bustling harbour has been a major tourist attraction as early as 1875. People come from all over the world to see the small and houses and learn about the locals with their traditions and traditional Dutch costumes. Your guide will take you on a short walk through the oldest parts of the village, exploring a labyrinth of twists and turns to sites such as St. Vincent’s Church, the wooden Stolphoevekerk and the Visafslag (Fish Auction) Also you can enjoy a walk on top of the Dike with a beautiful view of the IJssel-lake. • Enjoy an orientation guided walk with our live goude for 20 minutes.• During some free time you'll have the time to explore the city on your own.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$90.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Keukenhof Gardens, Zaanse Schans Windmill Tour from Amsterdam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Keukenhof1. After a short ride from Amsterdam to the bulbflower area around Lisse, we start your tour by making a scenic ride in this area. Depending upon the season you see a landscape with colourful bulbflower carpets in almost any colour you can imagine. We try to find a spot where we can stop to make some pictures. 2. Then we continue to the true highlight of this tour, the park Keukenhof. Once a mere kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, the Keukenhof - smack dab in the middle of South Holland’s tulip region - now has the distinction of being the world’s largest flower garden, hosting some 800,000 visitors per year. This guided tour will take you through the 15 kilometers of footpaths and 32 hectares of gardens, where millions of bulbs are planted each year. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other spring bulbs of a variety of vibrant colours carpet the grounds. Stroll through the English landscape garden, the Japanese country garden, and the historical garden. Take in the flower sculpture, based on an annual theme.Duration: 3 hours 30 minutesStop At: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland ProvinceThe 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 on, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Kooijman Klompenmakerij, Zaandam, North Holland ProvinceYou will visit the clog museum annex wooden shoemaker shop here you'll watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artifactsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, Zaandam, North Holland ProvinceLearn how Dutch cheese is being made in a farm and offcourse taste some real Dutch farmer chees. Duration: 30 minutes

$57.09 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam

Starting from your hotel Amsterdam (or your preferred pickup location in the city) at a time which suits you best, an exciting trip to Zaanse Schans awaits you. Learn about the Dutch countryside from your enthusiastic local guide who will bring you comfortably from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans. Upon arrival in Zaanse Schans, your guide will tell you all about the sights at this beautiful place. See the typical Dutch countryside houses at Zaanse Schans and explore the town with your private guide. Also included in your private tour through the Dutch countryside is a visit to an operating industrial wind mill (entrance fees included in tour price) and traditional crafts like a wooden-shoe workshop as well as a cheese farm. After you experienced the countryside surroundings of Amsterdam in Zaanse Schans, your guide will take you back to your hotel or starting point in the city.

$78.78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Amsterdam Volendam and Zaanse Schans Windmills Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Volendams Museum, Volendam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Marken, Marken, North Holland Province.Pass By: Volendam Marken Express, Volendam, North Holland Province.Pass By: The Clog Experience, Marken, North Holland Province.Pass By: Cheese Factory Volendam, Volendam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Woltje's Backerij.Pass By: Centraal Station, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.