Windmills of Zaanse Schans Trip

Cheese and Clogs Tour

/10 (1242 votes)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

3.5 hours

About this tour

Book this tour that will take you from Amsterdam to the rural Dutch countryside and explore the Zaanse Schans windmills, a cheese and clogs shop and the Volendam village. Meet your guide and driver at a central meeting point just across from Central Station in Amsterdam. Settle in for a comfortable, air-conditioned bus ride that will take you to your destination. Be astonished by the windmill village Zaanse Schans which is more of an open-air museum that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Centuries. See the last working windmill on earth which can produce paint which Rembrand van Rijn the great Dutch artist used to buy. Walk the village on your own and ask your guide for clarification after.

You will visit a local cheese and clogs factory for a live session on how they are made. You will taste special Dutch cheese and you are free to buy both the cheese and clogs (wooden shoes) so as to own a little sliver of Holland. Finish storm at Volendam where the local harbour enjoy the sight as you refuel your body in the best fish restaurant in town.

Tour Highlights

  • Marvel at the last working windmills
  • Learn how the windmills were used in the production of cocoa powder and oil for food
  • Visit a cheese and clogs shop
  • Explore the picturesque village Volendam
  • Watch how Gouda cheese is made, then have a tasting session
  • Delve into traditional Dutch culture
  • Practical information

    What’s included

  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • A walk at Zaanse Schans
  • Wooden shoe workshop at the clog museum
  • Cheese-making demonstration on a farm
  • Live commentary on board

    Not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Additional information

    Operated by Tour Company


    /10 (1242 votes)

    Gorgeous ! Wonderful ! Magical !!! Everything was too good! Pretty little getaway where time stops for a moment to enjoy the beauty of this landscape! Our guide Arnold was great and extremely kind because the excursion was in English and yet he took the time to come and see us (2 people only) to find out if we had understood correctly if everything was going well for us! Awesome and super fun! Getaway alone as a couple with children there is something for everyone

    Review by Alexandra – France