Had enough of the hustle and bustle of the crazy capital? Looking for a chance to explore the beautiful Amsterdam countryside and enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding landscapes which are so often overlooked. Then our Amsterdam windmill tour is the perfect opportunity for you!
Go explore iconic windmills in a beautiful Dutch area, taste a local cheese and visit traditional clog makers.
This tour will take you to the famous windmill village, Zaanse Schans. It is a picturesque village near Amsterdam famous for its iconic windmills, factories and workshops. Immerse yourself in the quieter pace of life enjoyed by those lucky enough to live in the countryside near Amsterdam, admire the country’s iconic windmills and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties (not incl. in price). The Zaanse Schans tour, provided by one of our partners, and one of the most reputable companies in the field, will also include a tasting of mouthwatering local cheese at the factory, a fascinating demonstration at the workshop of one of the last traditional clog makers and the opportunity to take a look inside one of the many windmills that can be seen.
International tourists have gathered to the Zaanse Schans for generations. Nowadays, it attracts around a million visitors per year and it’s one of the Netherlands’ best loved attractions. The Zaanse Schans tour truly is one of the best day trips from Amsterdam, also including a boat trip across IJselmeer lake to the village of Marken, and a visit to the beautiful fishing town of Volendam.
The trip to Marken offers the opportunity to really take a step back in time on a previously isolated island, connected to the mainland in 1957, which has been a point of fascination for ethnographers and anthropologists for centuries due to its links to traditional culture. The village is characterised by its beautiful wooden houses, which are suspended on stilts to keep them safe from previously regular flooding.
Another highlight of the tour is the fishing town of Volendam. Famous for its colourful, bustling harbor, and renowned traditional cuisine, Volendam is an absolute gem of Holland. The town is also home to the cheese factory, where the group will enjoy tasting some delicious local cheeses whilst learning about the production of this Dutch delicacy. If you have acquired the taste for the local cuisine and are hungry for more, an Amsterdam food tour tour can be a great way to tickle your taste!
The tour will last around six hours in total, and provides the ideal opportunity to explore more of what the Netherlands has to offer away from the beaten track, before returning to Amsterdam! Make your reservations for the Zaanse schans windmills tour and discover the rural beauty of The Netherlands easily. We offer tickets for both adults and children.
For more info check out our Dutch countryside and windmills blog!