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Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans with Cheese Tasting & Clog Factory

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See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans on a coach tour from Amsterdam with a professional guide. Learn about cheese making, walk on wooden shoes, see the interior of a working windmill and view the wooden green-painted houses and shops.

Highlights

  • Watch how Gouda cheese is made, then have a tasting session
  • See windmills from across the Zaan region that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Visit a clog makers and learn more about the traditional wooden shoe
  • Admire the elegant houses of the rich merchants and windmill owners
  • Learn how the windmills were used in the production of cocoa powder and oil for food
  • Taste the typical cheese of Holland at a dairy farm

Description

Join a guided tour from Amsterdam to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans which is an open-air museum housing working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy live commentary from your guide, a clog workshop and a cheese-making demonstration. Meet your guide and driver at a central meeting point just across from Central Station in Amsterdam. Settle in for a comfortable, air-conditioned ride on a single deck bus that will take you to your destination in just 20 minutes. Upon arrival in the village, follow your guide for an orientation tour of the village. Visit the clog museum for a live wooden shoemaking workshop. Then, taste some Dutch farmer cheese on the cheese farm. Get a sense of Zaanse Schans' prosperity from the 18th and 19th centuries in the windmill village. Alongside windmills and barns, see houses that were originally built as homes for rich windmill owners and merchants. Admire their colorful facades painted in traditional hues of green, beige, and light blue. Finally, it is time to further explore the village on your own. Before you set off, take insider tips from your guide and learn about the region's local history and culture. At the end of the tour, hop back on the bus for your return journey to Amsterdam.

Includes

Transportation by air-conditioned bus Guided walk at Zaanse Schans Wooden shoe workshop at the clog museum Cheese-making demonstration on a farm Live commentary on board

Important Information

  • This tour involves a small amount of walking. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended Entry to windmills ranges from €3-4 Entry costs to Zaans Museum: Adults: €12.50; Children aged 4 to 17 years: €6.50; Children aged 0 to 3 years: free; Adults 65+ and Students: €10; Amsterdam Card: free; Family Ticket: €35
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Tour may be operated by multilingual guide

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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