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Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Cafe De Pont, Buiksloterweg 3-5, 1031 CC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Departure Time
9:15 AM
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Groupsize max 8 persons
  • Highly recommended by TripAdvisor best product
  • Cheese tasting
  • Dutch fruit wine
  • Expert guide
  • Winner this is Holland award (best new heritage and cultural product)
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Zaanse Schans
  • Entry/Admission - Irene Hoeve Clogs and Cheese Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Monnickendammer Visdagen
  • Entry/Admission - Church Broek in Waterland
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age 7 years old (We are not aloud to transport children younger than 7)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We ended up with a private tour As we were the only ones booked for the day! Neils was our guide and he was super knowledgeable, witty and friendly - took us to a back entrance at Zaanse Schans away from the bus parking so we could walk along and visit windmill with few other
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Response from Experiencewaterland, Guide at Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Susan, thank you for your nice words. Its wonderfull to read how you have enjoyed the day it with us. All the best!!
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We had an excellent guide who took us primarily to the windmill village, a fishing village and the wooden shoe plant. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and methods to control water throughout region.
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Response from Experiencewaterland, Guide at Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks shirley!!
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Thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour. There were 8 of us on the tour but the van seated us all comfortably. Our guide, Apostolis aka Tole, was just lovely, casual and very informative about the old Dutch traditions and ended the tour with a riverside send off with a shot of
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Response from Experiencewaterland, Owner at Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Tina, Thanks for the nice words and I am glad to have been part of the day.
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Even though it was a rainy day, the guide was able to make this a really enjoyable trip. The small group in a van was an excellent way to see the country and meant we could have on-going conversations with our guide. Highly recommend this trip.
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This tour was a great way to see the real Holland. The guide was great. And knowledgeable(sorry I forgot his name). Enough time was given to appreciate each place we visited. I recommend to all.
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Response from Experiencewaterland, Owner at Small Group Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Old Villages Tour from Amsterdam Including Dutch Schnapps Tasting
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Thanks Sharbill!!!! Happy you have enjoyed the day. All the best, tol
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  • Duration: 5h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Dutch
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