Enjoy the windmills of the Zaanse Schans
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of the Netherlands? Tulips probably, maybe cheese, most likely clogs, but you’ll definitely think of windmills! Don’t leave the Netherlands without seeing one of these majestic mills. Let us help you on this quest with our tours to the Dutch countryside. You’ll find the one of the biggest groups of windmills in a historic area near Amsterdam called the Zaanse Schans. This industrial heritage site is very well preserved over the years and will give you an excellent look at Dutch history. Step aboard one of our busses and let our knowledgeable guide show you around the Zaanse Schans.
Relive the 19th-century
Once you step out of the bus at the Zaanse Schans, it will feel like you’ve stepped back in time. You’ll be surrounded by 18th and 19th-century buildings with wooden facades, small windows, and doors that are oozing history. At the Zaanse Schans, you can find 16 windmills that all date back to the industrial period. All mills had their own purpose. They made paint, sawed wood, made oil, ground stone and much more. During our tours, you’ll get the chance to enter one of these mills and get a demonstration of how a windmill works.
Choose from our extensive range of tours and join us on a trip to the Zaanse Schans. We offer tours for all kinds of travelers. Do you want to see it all in one day? Join the Countryside & Windmills Tour. You will visit Volendam, Marken and the Zaanse Schans. Are you more interested in personal attention from the guide in a smaller group? Then we recommend you have a look at our Charm of Holland tour. Besides this, we also offer combination tours. For instance, combine the Countryside & Windmills tour with a Guided Amsterdam City Tour. Don’t hesitate any longer, step aboard one of our buses and enjoy the Netherlands!