Rondleidingen in de Zaanstreek - Guided tours in the Zaan region
In co-operation with boat rental Sailus / ariadne aan de Zaan, Zaan Tours also offers boat toars. With a luxary open boat and a professional skipper your group up to 12 persons will be fully entertained and pleased by the beautiful surroundings of water and sights while the skipper tells your guests the stories behind the stunishing views. At the moment, two river cruises are offered: Zaandam and Zaanse Schans and Zaandam. Cruises start at Sailus / ariadne aan de Zaan, Bleekersstraat 8C in Zaandam. Other places for embarking (for example de Burcht in Zaandam (city center) or start in Amsterdam (2 hours more of relaxing sailing time)) are also possible on request.
Zaandam and Zaanse Schans
Starting from the historical place of boat rental Sailus / ariadne aan de Zaan, the skipper will welcome you and your group on his open sloop. The cruise starts by taking you to river "de Zaan". From there, the cruise continues to the Wilhelmina locks. After the locks, the skipper will tell you all about the majestic buildings with its industrial history along the river, as the cruise heads north for world-famous Zaanse Schans. At Zaanse Schans, still operating industrial windmills and traditional crafts will take you back in time of how the Zaan area has looked like. After Zaanse Schans, the skipper will moor for a nice cup of coffee or tea before he takes you back to Zaandam. After these relaxing 3 hours you will remember this experience for sure.
Costs: 30 EUR per person with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 persons.
Starting from the boat rental, situated at a historical place in Zaandam, the skipper welcomes you on his beautiful open sloop. From there the cruise takes you over river "de Zaan": the most important river of this area. The cruise takes you first to the exciting "Hembrug area", a former artillery factory and an important defense structure. Nowadays developing into an interesting area for creative businesses and public events. From here, the skipper takes you northward on the Voorzaan and through the locks of Zaandam. On the other side of the locks, a lot of historical industry lies ahead. Companies as Albert Heijn and Verkade have its foundings right here. your skipper will tell you all about it. After approximately 2 hours your skipper will bring you back to Sailus / ariadne aan de Zaan.
Costs: 20 EUR per person with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 persons.