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Begin your tour at a location near Amsterdam’s Central Station. Meet your guide and group, and then board your private minibus, setting off to Zaanse Schans, a recreated windmill village to the north of the capital. Visit a range of different mills and gain insight into country’s industrial history.

Next, travel to the fishing village of Volendam and tour its harbor, dike, and typical green timbered buildings. Pose for a snap in a traditional Dutch outfit, and pause for lunch in a local restaurant (own expense).

Afterward, do a cheese tasting at a nearby factory in Waterland, sampling some proper Dutch cheese, and visit a wooden shoe factory to watch the process of clog carving. Take the opportunity to savor some Dutch schnapps, before visiting the traditional villages of Monnickendam and Broek on the journey back to Amsterdam.

Conclude your journey back at your original point of departure.

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Zaanse Schans

Holland is known for its unique merchant and industrial history, but this is often overlooked by those visiting the vibrant, modern capital. Learn more about traditional Dutch culture with a small group tour from Amsterdam, that includes Zaanse Schans’ windmills, Volendam’s fishing harbor and a wooden shoe factory. Travel with ease in a private minibus, and get an authentic taste of Holland with included cheese and schnapps tasting.

  • Benefit from the small group size for a more personal experience
  • Travel with ease in a minibus and enjoy views of Holland’s countryside
  • Visit traditional villages and working factories for insight into the region
  • Learn more from a local tour guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Relaxed half day tour

We did this tour whilst staying in Amsterdam back in January. Meeting point was easy to find and we set off in a mini bus. Their tour groups are small (there were 5 in our mini bus) so you get to have a lot of...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Great Experince

It was a real treat to be on this tour with Teun. Very knowledgeable, friendly and made the group feel relaxed. All questions were answered in a story telling way which made the information very easy to understand. Will definitely recommend to our friends who...More

Thank islang55
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Excellent tour that's worth the money

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a full tour of wind mill town and cheese and shoe factory. We had plenty of time to enjoy each travel site and I thought it was very nice of our guide to take us...More

Thank Tae Joon L
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
Five Stars for this small group tour in a minivan

Most of the tours we looked at booking involved a tour bus. After reading reviews on TripAdvisor, we opted for booking this small group tour through TripAdvisor, and we are so glad that we did! Rose was our guide for this tour. She was knowledgeable...More

Thank Keswick87
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a small group tour. There were 8 people on ours and two other groups of 8. We sometimes were at the same place at the same time, but not always. We started at Zaanse Schans. This is an outdoor history museum with many...More

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Nancy L
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Our tour was about 5 1/2 hours from start to finish.
Mandira K
14 April 2018|
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Response from csaduck | Reviewed this property |
You get a more in depth tour of the windmills and other sights. It is more leasure speed. If you are older this is the one to take. You can walk slower. You also have time to ask plenty of questions, take loads of photos and... More
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