Half-day Zaanse Schans tour and canal cruise of Amsterdam
Excursions & day trips

Half-day Zaanse Schans tour and canal cruise of Amsterdam

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£48.00
Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans
  • Taste Dutch cheese and learn how it is made on a farm
  • Visit the clog museum
  • Enjoy a cruise on the famous Amsterdam canals
What to expect

Experience all that is typical Dutch - in just a few hours! See the historic working windmills of Zaanse Schans on a tour from Amsterdam with a professional guide. Learn about cheese making, watch traditional craftsmen making clogs and other artifacts and view the wooden green-painted houses and shops.

Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Centuries. At arrival in the village, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the village. You will visit the clog museum (annex wooden shoemaker shop) and in the cheese farm you will get to taste Dutch farmer cheese.

Then, it is time to further explore the village on your own. Your guide will give you information on the Zaanse Schans and its unique character, teach you local history and culture and give you insider tips about what to do and where to go.

Back in Amsterdam, your guide will give you your ticket for a regular city canal cruise that can be used at any time during your visit. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best sights of this historical city. Relax on the boat and enjoy the fantastic views of the 17th-century buildings lining the canals. Admire the Overhoeks quarter from water, the Golden Bend and the Music Building and the magnificent VOC ship, known also as The Amsterdam.

While you're enjoying the views that pass you by, you'll listen to an audio guide (available in 20 languages) that tells you everything you need to know about Amsterdam; the stories, legends and historical facts.

Did you bring the kids? Great! Let them be a 'Fresh water pirate' with the special kids audio commentary that includes a free goodie bag to enjoy themselves while on board.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Half-day trip to Zaanse Schans
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Live commentary on board
    • Canal cruise of Amsterdam ticket
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meeting point:
    Half-day Zaanse Schans: Meet your guide at THIS IS HOLLAND. How to get there: Take the 3-minute free shuttle ferry to Buiksloterweg from Amsterdam Central Station. On disembarking, turn left.City Canal Cruise: Board any next available boat with your open ticket. Choose from two departure locations: At 550 Stadhouderskade, across from the Hard Rock Cafe. Or, 501 Stadhouderskade, across from the Heineken Experience
    What to remember
    • Please note that the order of visiting the villages may differ from the description
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • City Canal Cruise:
    • The ticket for your City Canal Cruise is a so-called 'open ticket'. This means that no time slot has been allocated
    • You can redeem your canal cruise inside the ticket offices of Blue Boat Company where a timeslot will be assigned or choose to board can board any next available boat
    • Ticket offices are located at both of the two docks, Stadhouderskade 501 and Stadhouderskade 550
    • Audio guide on the canal cruise is offered in 21 languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Turkish, Thai, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Indonesian, Cantonese, Swedish, Korean and Hindi
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    Provider
    Blue Boat Company
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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