Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Groupsize max 8 persons
  • Cheese tasting
  • Dutch fruit wine
  • Expert guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Zaanse Schans

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Irene Hoeve Clogs and Cheese Shop

1 hour Admission Ticket Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Broek in Waterland

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Experience waterland was our tour guide company and our guide Teun was excellent!!! He is very knowledgeable, great sense of humor, quite accommodating. We ended up being the only family in the tour since the other people didn't make it on time. What a plus! I definitely recommend this tour group as they are caring and treats customers like locals. See you next time.


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Katrina_M, Sept 2023
Our tour guide - G, was amazing. Fun, informative and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see beautiful Netherlands
a must do when in Amsterdam
Terry_D, Sept 2023
The windmills and the tour guide was one of the best we ever had. The lunch place he recommended was delicious.
Half day adventure
Chris_C, Sept 2023
What a delightful day! The weather was perfect for a stroll amongst the windmills. So beautiful and so much history. We went to a cute little family run cheese and wooden shoe shop and ate lunch in a local lake side village. Cozy small group van made the trip more personal.
Love those windmills!
alice_t, Sept 2023
Ali was a wonderful guide. My husband and I enjoyed his stories about the places we went. He knew a lot about the culture and the history. Ali was punctual and helpful in every way.
Road Trip
Anthony_P, Sept 2023
Very nice and relaxed tour. What made it better, we’re the unprogrammed special places our guide “G” took us to. It was like taking a road trip with a local friend who really wanted show us the best.
Fabulous tour with Ali!
Jeffrey_J, Sept 2023
We can’t say enough good things about this tour and our wonderful tour guide Ali. He was nice, knowledgable, friendly, and enthusiastic! We learned so much from him. What a great way to learn about Holland. He was kind and willing to take our picture along the tour so we didn’t just come away with “selfies.” This has to have been one of the best tours we have ever had. Ali really helped to make our vacation memorable! It is obvious that he is a real people-person and loves sharing information about his country.
We had a great time. ...
Hector_S, Aug 2023
We had a great time. Very informative, Beautiful sights, short ride from Amsterdam and a great guide from Spain, Silvia!
Too short
Debbie_L, Aug 2023
If you are short of time and need to do things in a short time then this is a good tour, I however felt like more time was needed at each place, and found it too rushed. Was great having a small amount of people on the tour and our guide tried hard, but it all felt a bit stressful.
Very nice excursion.
Marian_O, Aug 2023
We enjoyed the tour. Our guide Ophir was excellent, he was very friendly and easy to understand. He shared a lot of information about the history of the Netherlands. The windmills were fun to see.
HENRY_K, Aug 2023
G was a great tour guide and as we had a small group he really planned the day to our liking. Great little spot for lunch also Henry
G is the best
FranciscoX_V, Aug 2023
G was an excellet tour guide. well informed and alway accomodated to group needs. He keep us alway in track without feeling being pushed
Jane_N, Aug 2023
The trip was not enjoyable. We did not go to cheese farm as we thought, our guide chose the restaurant and very little free time. Windmill only interesting part. Trip included this tour and we asked to pay extra.
110% satisfied
Thomas_E, Aug 2023
The driver was the best tour guide I’ve ever had on the trip. He was extremely courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. Driving and narrative was first rate. Wealth of knowledge!
Had a great guide, very...
jgangiesq, Aug 2023
Had a great guide, very informative. Tailored experience and info to our preferences and was very accommodating.
Great Glimpse of Dutch Culture!
John_B, Aug 2023
Our guide was sincerely enthused about sharing the Dutch experience with us. He looked after us, anticipating problems (eg lack of mobility). He had a wonderful command of the English vernacular, and an engaging manner. Bus worked well, and great venues.
Windmills with a Smile
Philip_F, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Ophir was excellent! Knowledgeable, friendly, and his happy disposition was pleasantly infectious!
Gail_B, Aug 2023
Ali was a great guide. The tour was well organized and gave you a real fell for the history and life in the Netherlands.
Very accommodating.
Darrell_W, Aug 2023
All the go information we received. I’m in the middle of my vacation and would like to enjoy it and not spend a lot of time otherwise!
Ride through the countryside
TheresaKaye_D, Aug 2023
Our guide Pillar was wonderful! Shared a lot of history, stories, and took us to a wonderful fishing village for lunch.
Enjoyable Trip to Dutch Countryside
williamsherd_H, Aug 2023
It was a very nice trip with plenty of variety, especially liked the clog and cheese making part of it. It was also interesting to visit the farm and see the cows being milked. We also enjoyed visiting the small fishing village. The only slight thing I would say was that the Tour guide Ali was a bit too political for our liking and maybe should have concentrated talking more about the Tour.

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