Visit Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam and explore the Dutch countryside in a half-day tour. Visit a wooden shoe maker, a cheese farm as well as a working wind mill and also enjoy a boat ride on the De Zaan river to see the wind mills from the water!
Meet your guide at the city center of Amsterdam from where your guide will take you directly to Zaanse Schans with its typical green houses and industrial wind mills.
Visit a clog maker and see how these traditional Dutch wooden shoes are being made. Continue your journey to visit a cheese farm, traditional crafts and a working wind mill. Enjoy this typical Dutch countryside experience while listening to stories from your local guide about the sights and the history of the area.
Next, you will board a boat to see the picturesque countryside and the wind mills from the water. Your boat cruise will take you to Zaandam with its former warehouses standing along the De Zaan river. See where big companies like Albert Heijn started and Russian czar Peter the Great learned how to build ships. You will have time on your own here'for lunch, shopping and/or to visit the Czar Peter House or some other highlights.
After your visit of Zaandam, you can go back to Amsterdam Central Station by train (train tickets included) at what ever time you prefer. You will also receive a tourist map to explore the city center of Zaandam.