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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam
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Experience an iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills, and craftsmen’s shops on a small-group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside. Visit a series of traditional, restored windmills in Zaanse Schans, and walk the dikes and harbor of Volendam, a pretty port lined with bright houses and sailboats. Sample locally-make cheeses and Dutch schnapps, with time to choose a restaurant for lunch, then enjoy sweeping views of the landscape during the return trip to Amsterdam.
  • Small-group tour of the Dutch countryside
  • See picture-perfect landscapes and villages
  • Learn about traditional life and culture
  • Great overview and orientation for first-time visitors
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Groupsize max 8 persons
Cheese tasting
Dutch fruit wine
Expert guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Overhoeksplein 51 , Overhoeksplein 51, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

We will depart in front of the entrance of the this is Holland building. A major landmark is also the ADAM tower. Food and drinks you can get in the morning at Albert Heijn around the corner at adres: Bercylaan 5, 1031 KP Amsterdam Opens at 08:00 CET.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age 7 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Experiencewaterland
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  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "It was so worth paying more to take a "small group" tour rather than be on the cheaper group large bus tours." See review
  • "A small group is a perfect size for this type of tour." See review
  • "The Windmills are fascinating and even though we had a very foggy day, so worth seeing if you have the time." See review

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, Aug 2022
Our guide was great. The windmills so good to see. Small group avoided the crowds. Flexible with timing and we got lots of opportunity to wander and look.
Excellent experience!
, Aug 2022
Having a very small group was definitely the way to go. We were not on a time crunch, got to stop for a leisurely lunch, had two amazing guides who shared so much about the Netherlands history. I highly recommend this trip.
Expected a guided tour of windmill not self guided
, Aug 2022
Was disappointed that the windmills were not included in the tour. We had to pay and did not get any information other than a pamphlet. I expected the tour guide to give some information on how the windmills worked.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for your review and comments. The tour does not include the 5 euro fee for visiting a windmill. This is stated in our listings online. Every windmill is a diffrent one and some of the windmills have volunteers to give a short introduction to the skills. Some do not indeed. Our guides are trained to walk passed the winmills and explain about the most interesting ones, oilmill, sawmill, paintmill at least. If our guide has failed to deliver this I would love to know if you remember which of our guides has been with you that day so we can run a double check in order to keep our standards high en informative. I do hope that you have enjoyed the windmill village and Holland. Kind regards, Apostol
We had a very nice time...
, Aug 2022
We had a very nice time on the tour. The kids enjoyed it as well. The group was small which made the experience more catered to the smaller group.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your review. it is very nice to hear you have enjoyed our tour. Kind regards,
Nice break from the city
, Jul 2022
It’s a nice break from all the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. Our guide was a very nice young lady. She told us many facts and a few tips. Every spot we traveled to was unique in its own way but our favorite was the Cheese and Clogs. The cheese was tasty, the rabbits were cute and the clogs demonstration was entertaining. If you are looking for a break from Amsterdam, then this tour is for you.
Very informative and relaxing. Great hosts
, Jul 2022
Great tour guide. Informative and friendly. Interesting and relaxing. Nice cheese Good to go in a small group
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Rachel, Thank you for your review and time taken to write it. Happy to hear you have enjoyed it and that our tourguide is great. Kind regards, Tol
Informational and Beautiful
, Jul 2022
We had a fantastic experience from start to finish. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The windmills were beautiful and I was pleasantly surprised to see the many other shops there. The additional excursions into the villages were full of picturesque homes from the 1200’s, and our guide provided extensive and interesting information on the villages. I would absolutely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Laurelle, great to hear you have enjoyed the day with us and that we could have been part of it.
A lovely trip to the countryside
, Jul 2022
Gunter was an excellent guide who made our trip very enjoyable. He took us to less crowded areas as well as the listed ones & was very informative.
Very good and well organized tour
, Jul 2022
Our guide Gulven took us on this day trip in the immediate countryside of Amsterdam. He is very professional and even did some detour to let us buy some local produced honey. We appreciated the stories and fun fact he provided us us with. Gulven knows a lot and helps also in visiting unknown places to many locals. Thanks again, we will provide pictures of the clogs:-)
historical experience of Amsterdam
, Jul 2022
Pedro was a great tour guide~ knowledgeable, funny, patient, and went the extra mile with us. Hearing how Amsterdam was formed is quite an incredible event!
Great tour
, Jul 2022
Really appreciated Goulvan. We had a great tour. The windmill engineering dating back hundreds of years is really impressive. We had a fantastic stop at a small cheese maker and clog maker. Highly recommended.
Great small tour
, Jul 2022
A perfect small tour to see outside of Amsterdam. Great tour guide who answered many many questions and educated us on the Netherlands. He really made our tour personalized to our group. Highly recommend this tour!
Wonderful Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills and small fishing village of Monnickendam
, Jul 2022
Goulven was an excellent tour guide, who was very friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful small-group day trip.
Fun Trip
, Jul 2022
A fun trip with a knowledgeable guide who was friendly and easy to talk with. The windmills are all we expected and more. The inside tour was great and a fun experience for the kids. The location was scenic and great for photos. The stop at Cheese and Crocs was fun and the cheese so sooo good. Worth the trip.
Our guide was super...
, Jul 2022
Our guide was super friendly and very flexible! Comfortable van! The trip was well put together and educational as well.
A wonderful day in the countryside
, Jul 2022
It was nice being in a small group of 8. Not only I get a really informative tour by our friendly guide Alexander but we got to know each other as a group as well which was nice as a solo traveller. It made for a really nice day. Highly recommend.
Countryside small tour
, Jul 2022
Great small tour. Tour guide, Alexander was great. People in our group were fun! Loved this excursion. D and D
Lovely day in the countryside
, Jun 2022
What a fabulous way to spend the day! Our guide Goulven was friendly and informative. He had lots to share about the history of the area as well as how the Dutch manage water now and in the past. Overall, a great experience.
Truly Enjoyable
, Jun 2022
We had a lovely day exploring with Alexander! He was a wonderful guide - kind, knowledgeable and gracious with time to ensure we got the most out of every place. We only wished we had had more time in each place. Highly recommended tour - ask for Alexander!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Jennifer, Thank you that you have taken the effort to write such a nice review. kind regards and i will pass it through to Alexander apostolis
Experience Dutch Traditions
, Jun 2022
Great tour! See how wooden clogs are constructed, how cheese is made, taste waffles warm off the press, and then take a stroll through the picturesque Zaanse Schans windmills and village. A fun 5 hours in the Netherlands countryside.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Mel, Thanks for your review, is much appreciated. Nice to hear "great" words about and have a great time here in Amsterdam.

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