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Villages & Windmills Zaanse Schans Small Group Tour176 Reviews
Head to the Dutch countryside, traveling on a modern 8 person bus. Visit traditional fishing villages including Volendam and Broek, and take a stroll through Zaanse Schans, a village world famous for its windmills. Visit a cheese factory for a tasting.
- Stop in Zaanse Schans, the world-famous windmill village
- See traditional villages such as Volendam and Broek
- Visit a cheese factory and taste a variety of cheeses
- Visit a wooden shoe facory
- Drive a modern Volkswagen bus
DescriptionThe first stop on your tour from Amsterdam is Zaanse Schans, an old industrial village where windmills were used for a variety of purposes. The few windmills that have survived have been restored to their original function. You’ll see a water mill, an oil mill, a paint mill, and a spice mill. Near Zaanse Schans the area is famous for its traditional green timbered houses and warehouses. See the famous fishing village of Volendam, visit the famous harbor, take a stroll on the dike, and have a photo taken in traditional Volendammer costume. Visit a cheese factory, where you’ll see a demonstration about Dutch cheese and learn everything there is to know about making it. You can taste and smell the different cheeses produced at the factory. Get to know the famous fish dishes of the village by having lunch at one of the restaurants by the harbor (not included in the tour price). Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a walk through Broek, one of the most charming villages of the Waterland area. This former island is one of the few villages in the Netherlands where traditions are well preserved. Visit the wooden shoe factory and see how craftsmen quickly transform blocks of wood into wooden shoes, known as klompen.
IncludesTransportation by modern 8 person bus Dutch fruit wine Guide Dutch cheese tasting Wine tasting Dutch poor mans cookie tasting See how a wooden shoe is made by hand from a block of wood (only 28 persons in Holland have this skill) See the former richest village from Holland (secret stop)
- • Children must be at least 7 years old and a minimum of 1,10 meters (43,3 inches) tall and be a minimum weight of 16 kg (35 pounds) • The maximum group size is 8 guests