Daytrip Giethoorn and the Windmills of Zaanse Schans

Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Destination: Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Amsterdam
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This tour is a must for anyone who wants to visit the two of the most popular places in Holland! Board an air-conditioned mini bus. In 20 minutes you will arrive at the Zaanse Schans, an open air museum absolutely worthwhile your visit. See a typical Dutch clog shop and visit a cheese factory. See the various original still working windmills and the Dutch artisans. You can glance over their shoulders while they are performing their crafts. Learn about the impressive windmill history that set off the Golden Age in the Netherlands. Next enjoy the ride through the Dutch polders, reclaimed land, to the fairytale like village of Giethoorn, also known as “the Venice of the North. Next up, a one hour guided boat tour. You will be in awe of the sights of the surroundings, ducking under picturesque bridges the captain will tell you the impressive history of the Giethoorn. You will have time explore the village on your own, on foot or by bike, if you fancy. You can also enjoy a delicious meal!


This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Woodenshoe demonstration , cheese demonstration . Windmills

Duration: 2 hours

  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • boatcruise Giethoorn
  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

Prins Hendrikkade 75, 1012 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


9 to 10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


13 Jan, 2020

We have a lovely day trip to these two villages. Our guide Ibrahim ( I think that was his name) was very informative and was very knowledgeable during this trip. A visit to the cloggs and cheese factory was very very nice. Worth visiting


09 Dec, 2019

This tour was very small. That means we got personal attention from the tour guide. It almost felt like we were on the private tour. The tour itself was really informative. Yair, our tour guide, took good care of us. We had plenty of time to visit each place. Highly recommend it.

Jose Juan E

03 Dec, 2019

My wife and I loved the visit to the windmills... We had the chance of seeing how the wood shoes are made... The cheese experience was great as well... Giethoorn was a good experience, eventhough, I suggest to visit in warm weather...

Ian M

26 Nov, 2019

First of all I want to thank my guide, he really exceeded my expectations with his knowledge and people skills. Very kind all the times, he made the experience even better than it is itself. Giethoorn is a paradise, for real you have to take a moment to process the place, it is magic in a place.


21 Oct, 2019

Really nice experience with adequate time and explanation at each stop. Very friendly and nice Guide and also owner. Thank you!

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