Zaanse Schans Windmill Village, Cheese Farm Visit & Amsterdam Highlights

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6 hrs
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Zaanse Schans Windmill Village, Cheese Farm Visit & Amsterdam Highlights

Enjoy a day trip from Amsterdam to the picturesque Zaanse Schans village including traditional Dutch sights at their best – from cheese tasting to windmills and more.


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  • Canal district & Houseboats
  • Dam Square
  • Zaanse Schans Windmill Village
  • Cheese Farm

Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometers of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. The most exciting feature of the canals are the houseboats. By origin houseboats were a way to deal with the Amsterdam housing shortage, however, nowadays they are still in high demand. Some of the houseboats once were cargo vessels and are now converted into houseboats, other boats were built specifically for this purpose. In Amsterdam, you find these houseboats along the canals and the Amstel river and in the former Amsterdam docklands

1 hour
Dam Square is a town square in Amsterdam. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city and the country. On the west end of the square is the Royal Palace, formerly a city hall. Beside it are the 15th-century Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) and the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. The National Monument, a white stone pillar erected in 1956 to memorialize the victims of World War II, can be found on the opposite side of the square. Also overlooking the plaza is the upscale department store De Bijenkorf. These various attractions have turned the Dam into a tourist zone.
30 min

The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns, and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The Zaanse Schans is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands. It houses seven museums: The Weavers House, the Cooperage, the Jisper House, Zaan Time Museum, Albert Heijn Museum Shop, Bakery Museum.

3 hours

Amsterdam and its surroundings preserved the centuries-old tradition of cheesemaking. Every day these cows are being milked twice, and every morning, the farmer starts the production of cheese using the milk of the previous evening and from the early morning. There, you will watch and learn how the milk turns into cheese, then taste some already-made cheese. 

1 hour

Detailed Program

Time Description
Meeting time: Specified by your manager after booking
00:00 - 00:10 Meet your guide and driver outside the main port gate. 

Our escapade to wind, cheese and clogs starts with a wonderful scenic countryside drive out of Amsterdam over the typically Dutch landscape of polders. Upon arrival to a local cheese farm, we will get to experience a cheese making demonstration and taste the local delicacy. 


Once by the green facades of Zaanse Schans windmill village, we will observe a clog-makers workshop and visit a working windmill.

  After some free time enjoying the charming riverside setting, we will make our way back to the Dutch capital city.

   As we return to Amsterdam, we will discover the historical canal belt and town center full of culture and stunning architecture. We will see the Dam Square, pass the many museums at the museum district and experience the unique atmosphere of Amsterdam before returning to your hotel or cruise port.

Tour Highlights

  • Zaanse Schans Windmill Village
  • During the flower season April - May, the polders are beautifully colored with flower fields
  • Unique Dutch landscape- polders & canals
  • Dutch cheese tasting
  • Windmill visit
  • Clog making workshop
  • Visit to a local cheese farm
  • Panoramic countryside drive through Polder de Beemster
  • Amsterdam sightseeing tour


The tour ends with a return transfer to your cruise ship.

Book this tour
  • Private professional tour guide for 6 hrs 
  • Comfortable A/C vehicle suitable for your private party's size for 6 hrs
  • Professional driver services
  • Panoramic tour of Amsterdam
  • Visit of Zaanse Schans Windmill Village
  • Windmill visit
  • Dutch cheese tasting & wooden shoe workshop
  • Smiles and positive experience
  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Meal and drinks
  • Any other admissions/donations 
  • Other languages are available on request. A surcharge might apply. Please inquire with our managers.
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
Please don't be late to meet your guide as your tour will be shortened proportionally.

DISCOUNTS:  Not available

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