These excursions are also available as a private tour for 2 persons or more. You can pick your own starting time, you will have a private guide and you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Amsterdam.
Small-Group Zaanse Schans 3hrs
From central Amsterdam, you will be picked up to drive you comfortably and directly to Zaanse Schans. At this unique village full of industrial windmills, green wooden houses and traditional crafts, your local guide will show you around and will tell you all about the history of the Zaan region. You will also visit a wooden shoe workshop for a demonstration of clog making, a cheese farm for an explanation about making Dutch Gouda cheeses and to taste some of those. You will also visit a working windmill to see how these incredible machines work and to have a view over the countryside from the balcony. After 3 hours, you will be brought back to Amsterdam.
Daily at 10am
Price: €35,00 per person (As seats are limited (20), children pay the same rate)
- A traditional Pancake lunch at a local restaurant (+€12,50)
- A 30 minute boat ride on river Zaan to see Zaandam (+€10,00) (From April 1 to October 31)
- A 1,5 hours boat ride from Zaanse Schans back to Amsterdam, passing Zaandam and the Amsterdam harbours (+€10,00) (from May to October, Thursday to Sunday)
Visit a local at Zaanse Schans 3hrs
After being picked up from Amsterdam, you will be welcomed at Zaanse Schans by your host Kaatje, the wife of Westzaan mayor Teunis Slagter, who lived in 1850. She will introduce you to Zaanse Schans and will invite you to her home, the Mayor's Mansion from 1734 and will spoil you with a traditional Dutch treat. After this, you can explore everything the Zaanse Schans has to offer: windmills, a cheese farm, a clog museum with demonstrations, a weaver's home, chocolate making, pewter and much more. After your visit, you will be brought back to Amsterdam.
Daily at 10am and 2pm
Price: €35,00 per person
Small-Group Zaan Windmill Dinner cruise 4hrs
Starting in central Amsterdam, you will be picked up to drive you comfortably and directly to a small boat at the Zaan river. You will experience going through the locks of Zaandam before stopping at a restaurant to have a starter of your choice. Your skipper will continue to Zaanse Schans, an unique village full of windmills and green wooden houses. Your skipper will tell you all about them as you see the majestic industrial windmills from the water in the evening light. Your skipper will turn here to head back to the restaurant, for you to enjoy a delicious main course and a drink. After this, you will go back on the boat towards Zaandam to end with a lovely dessert at another restaurant. After this, you will be brought back to Amsterdam by car.
Daily at 6pm, from April 1 to October 15
Price: €99,00 per person (including 3-course dinner, drinks and all transportation), Children up to 12 years €59,00