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Windmills, Cheese & Traditions: Zaanse Schans Private Tour

By Withlocals
Price is AU$231per traveller*


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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • See the traditional costumes of the villagers

  • Enjoy tasty local treats along the way

  • Enjoy a personalised day trip to a local village

  • Be amazed by the picturesque windmills

  • Privately guided by your own local host

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Chocolates at Cacoalab

  • What's included

    Private tour

  • What's included

    Local Guide

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • What's excluded

    Food & drinks not listed as inclusions

  • What's excluded

    Train tickets (~3,20 EUR one way/ ~6,40 EUR return)

Know before you book

  • This private tour can not be booked for more than 8 people

  • Check-in is done 5 minutes prior to the booked tour start time

What you can expect

Step into a postcard-perfect theme as soon as you set foot in the traditional village of Zaanse Schans. Go on a private day trip tour a little bit outside of Amsterdam for a truly authentic local experience.

Zaanse Schans is a magical place where you can walk around and catch a glimpse of the traditional side of the Netherlands. Wander through this unique village and go back in time with interactive activities and workshops. Step inside a clog factory and see a local shoemaker in action. Visit a classic windmill and paint mill to understand how they used to work back in the day. You'll even have a chance to go inside one of them!

And you can't leave without trying the famous Dutch cheese. Get a tasting of the best products at a local cheese factory and talk to the friendly locals all dressed up in traditional attires.

Let a local show you the traditional side of the country, and hear all there is to know about local traditions and feel like in a fairytale in this enchanting day trip. Pick your favourite local and let them personalise this private experience for you.

Please note: The travel to/from Zaanse Schans takes place by public transport (train). Within Zaanse Schans, you'll be walking.

This is the plan:

Meeting and greet your guide at Amsterdam Centraal - Amsterdam and take the train together with your host to Zaanse Schans
Stop 1: Clog making workshop - Be part of a wooden clogs or 'klompen' workshop at a local shoemaking factory
Stop 2: Cheese Tasting - Learn about the different cheeses in Holland & taste them
Stop 3: Windmills - Visit the magical windmills of Zaanse Schans old village
Stop 4: Chocolate dreams - Sample some delicious locally made chocolate products
Stop 5: The first supermaket - See the old-style grocery shop 'Albert Heijn' and other charming houses
End of Tour - Head back to Amsterdam by train and get more personalised recommendations

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Zaanse Schans
  • Zaandam Noord-Holland 1509

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Amsterdam Central Station, in front of Cafe Loetje Centraal
    • 10 Stationsplein
    • Amsterdam Noord-Holland 1012 AB

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