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Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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icon9 to 10 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Immerse yourself in Dutch culture on this full-day tour through the countryside with round-trip transport from Amsterdam. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, including a traditional clog shop, artisan cheese factory, rural windmills, and the village of Giethoorn. Don’t forget your camera: The day also features a boat ride through Giethoorn’s waterways with rare views of the area.
  • Go with a guide who can offer a local perspective
  • Boat cruise offers sweeping views of the landscape
  • Free time to rest and explore in Giethoorn
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Amsterdam
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Bottled water
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Live commentary on board
1-Hour Boatcruise
Coffee and/or Tea
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Prins Hendrikkade 75 , Prins Hendrikkade 75, 1012 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meet your guide IN FRONT OF the Hotel NH Collection Barbizon Palace between 07:45and 08:00 am we leave 08:00 , to be back around 18:30.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dutchtrips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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  • "We recommend this excursion company and especially ask for Ibrahim." See review
  • "We have a lovely day trip to these two villages." See review

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Windmills, cheese & clogs!
Burr_L
, Jun 2022
Michael our tour guide was phenomenal! Very knowledgeable in sights and history of Amsterdam. Engaged everyone in our van in conversations and gave helpful hints of places and sights to see. Took us to see Rembrants statue which was not listed as part of tour but on way back to drop off place. Definitely well worth the money for this tour.
star-3
Find better guides
Barry_B
, Jun 2022
Great scenic sites. Worst guides ever Mercedes minivan was old and had terrible shocks which was painful as over 4 hours in the car
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day tour!
Patricia_E
, Jun 2022
Fantastic small group tour with a very personable and informative guide. Loved the visits to both places and the included free time. Great balance of a tour! Would definitely recommend!
star-5
Giethoorn is a must-see while in Amsterdam
Jana_E
, Jun 2022
Just an amazing look back in history and people still live in both villages in small homes today. The boat ride in Giethoorn was the best, followed by plenty of time to stroll the tiny “streets”. This was the best tour I did from Amsterdam. Well worth the price and time!
star-5
Lovely Day!
Kaye_I
, Jun 2022
Great tour! Giethoorn is so peaceful and beautiful! Even though there are many people around, there’s a hushed quietness to the place and you can hear the birds singing in the air. The canal tour was lovely. The countryside, windmills, and village of Zaanse Schans was also peaceful, beautiful, and like being in a storybook. Enjoyed the cheese making demonstration and the samples of numerous types and flavors of cheeses as well as learning how they make wooden shoes/clogs. Our guide, Ebraham, not sure of spelling, was one of the best I’ve had on many tours in several countries. He was pleasant, informative, helpful, and fun! Thank you for a great day that we will never forget!
star-5
Great service
lennoxlin
, Jun 2022
Abrahim is awesome. Super attentive and organized. Imformative and polite. His swrvices were highly recommended!
star-5
Best day tour in Amsterdam
Cherilyn_S
, Jun 2022
Best tour ever!!! Ibrahim was great, he kept us informed and entertained during the journey. My friends and I really enjoyed the day. They are very accomodating , we requested if we (8 of us)could be pick up at the hotel and they did not hesitate .
star-5
Amazing trip and guide
Brian_K
, Jun 2022
Ibriam the guide was amazing and one of my favorite tour guides in the Netherlands. The excursion was beautiful really gorgeous scenery
star-5
Highly recommended
Popi_M
, Jun 2022
Highly recommended, Giethoorn is a beautiful place. So peaceful there, The tour guides were awesome too.
star-5
Great day trip from Amsterdam!
Kathryn_W
, Jun 2022
Our guide Ibrahim was great! He was funny and told us all kinds of information about the area as we travelled by bus. He answered all our questions. We enjoyed the entire trip!
star-5
Extraordinary outdoor adventure
Joyce_V
, Jun 2022
The entire trip was outstanding from pick up place, guide, driver and vehicle ….. We have 4 children with no manners or rrspect due to parents that were clueless!! The tour director handled the situation with such grace and respect!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Mamta_J
, Jun 2022
Guide was great. He was very knowledgeable And pleasant at the same time. Showed us a lot in a very nice way. It was a great day trip
star-5
Great
Elaine_T
, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful guide, he was very friendly, interesting and made the day fun Our driver was great
star-5
Wednesday. 1st June
Paul_F
, Jun 2022
Great trip so well organised and two great tour guides. Very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend as something to break up you trip to Amsterdam
star-5
Great trip
Shaun_C
, Jun 2022
Very informative I suggest using your free time at the windmils to walk back into the town. Don't just stay in the front area
star-5
Great Tour, Great time
Lee_G
, May 2022
Giethoorn is very charming and unique. Definitely a Netherlands experience as well as the windmills. Our driver/guide Sayid shared information and facts about the unusual Netherlands water management as we drove through the Netherlands countryside, on the way to our destination. He made the trip very informative. The timing of the tour seem to keep us one step ahead of the crowds. When we got to the windmills no crowds. Then the crowds showed up as we were leaving. Same thing for Giethoorn, the crowds showed up as we were leaving. This is good planning on the tour operators behalf. I strongly recommend this tour.
star-5
Breathtaking
Isabel_D
, May 2022
This was a small group, organized and well run tour. The tour guy, Sandi was well versed in the regions history and provided with an elaborate description of the areas we visited. Giethorn and Zaranse schans are a must see. These places are unbelievable sort of fairy tale like. It was a wonderful experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
An amazing trip
Haifa_A
, May 2022
He is very nice and informative. He has welcoming attitude. He treats everyone with caring. He helps you to take your stuff to car when you are baying stuff from stores. Also, he offers to take beautiful pictures. First, we visit village of Zaanse Schans. He explained the history and importance of the village. He showed us around. We visited a cheese factory and wooden shoes factory. After that, we visit Giethoorn. It like a Venice. Really l like the trip and the guide. He makes your trip remarkable. I will do it again, if i came Netherlands.
star-5
Great tour to get out and see the Dutch countryside!
Suzi_S
, May 2022
Sayed and his team of 2 other drivers were the best. We travelled in small vans and were treated like valued guests. The windmills and Giethoorn town were so interesting. Sayed has a great amount of knowledge of the places we visited and he shares it in a great way. Definitely one of the best tours to go on when in Amsterdam!
star-5
Wonderful day in the country
Cathy_D
, May 2022
Our tour guide Abraham was wonderful. He had extensive knowledge of our destinations and lots of facts about Holland. I would highly recommend.

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