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Amsterdam Half-Day Tour to Zaanse Schans: Windmills, Clog Museum and Cheese Farm

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    Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

    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 Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 on, bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, Kraaienest 4, 1509 AZ Zaandam The Netherlands

    You will visit the clog museum annex wooden shoemaker shop, here you will watch traditional craftsmen at work, making clogs and other artefacts

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, Zeilenmakerspad 5, 1509 BZ Zaandam The Netherlands

    Learn how Dutch cheese is being made in a farm and of course taste some real Dutch farmer cheese!

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The guide, Juliette, was very nice and informative and the bus comfortable, but you are better off doing this tour yourself by hop-on-hop-off or if you have a rental car. In the village itself, there was no benefit to being in a group. The clog...More

    Thank AMerisanu
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The tour was the best way to explore the countryside of the Netherlands. The tour guides were knowledagble and enthusiastic throughout the tour. We spent the right amount of time and each place beforw moving on. We also had the correct amount of free and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Bianca B
    TourCompanyNL, Guest Relations Manager at Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Bianca, We would like to thank you for your review! We're very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Hope to see you again soon!

    Reviewed June 19, 2019

    We wanted to see the windmills and catch some history of the area, and this definitely checked off those boxes. The Zaanse Shans area was very cool - we got to see the windmills, the wooden shoe makers, and the cheese makers. What I didn't...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Reviewed May 1, 2019

    A very nice place where you can learn about their culture and enjoy the most delicious cheese. Wonderful nature and a place to rest, praise the guide!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Mia M
    Reviewed February 12, 2019

    The sun was finally shining so we decided to spend the day outside. The windmills were pretty and the explanation was interesting and informative. The clog factory and cheese factory were ok - very touristy, and not very special.

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Esther L
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