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From Amsterdam: Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Day Tour with Boat Ride

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  • Transfers included

Explore the beauty of Dutch heritage with a day tour of Zaanse Schans & Giethoorn, including a serene canal cruise and visits to clog and cheese factories.


  • Experience the best of the Dutch countryside with a guided day tour where you'll visit the picturesque villages of Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn.

  • Discover the magic of age-old Dutch craftsmanship at Zaanse Schans where you'll see how traditional wooden clogs are made, and taste authentic Dutch cheese.

  • Steer a private open-top electric boat in Giethoorn, also known as the Dutch Venice, and navigate tranquil canals as you gaze at the charming views.

  • Spend time exploring the narrow streets of Giethoorn and admire the charming thatched-roof farmhouses that lend this village its unique beauty.

  • Did you know? Some of the farmhouses in Giethoorn are as old as 200 years.


  • Guided day tour of Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn

  • Entry to clog-making factory at Zaanse Schans

  • Entry to cheese-making factory

  • 1-hr electric boat tour in Giethoorn

  • Professional guide

  • Round-trip transfers from Amsterdam

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Step back in time at Zaanse Schans

Discover the historic heart of Holland with this day tour that starts at the charming village of Zaanse Schans. Transport yourself back to the 18th and 19th centuries as you explore the wooden windmills and green timber houses that lend Zaanse Schans its quaint beauty. Visit the clog-making factory and marvel at the superior skills of traditional Dutch craftsmen as they create wooden clogs. Finally, venture into a cheese factory where you'll see the time-honored technique of cheese making, like the popular Gouda cheese.

Glide through the 'Dutch Venice'

Next, the tour whisks you off to the picturesque and fairytale village of Giethoorn, a place so charming it's often referred to as the 'Dutch Venice'. With no cars in sight, this idyllic waterside village is best explored from the water. You'll set off on a 1-hour cruise in an open-top electric boat, meandering through a labyrinth of canals and under wooden arch bridges, all at a peaceful pace of 6km/hour. Unlike other cruises, this boat cruise is only open to a private group, ensuring an enjoyable and intimate journey. For a truly Dutch experience, choose to steer the boat on your own, exploring the stunning canals as you enjoy the scenic views.


  • 09:30am: Pick up from NH Barbizon Hotel Amsterdam, near Amsterdam Centraal Station

  • 10:00am: Arrive in Zaanse Schans. Visit clog and cheese factories, traditional windmills (optional to enter with fees), and other sightseeing

  • 11:30am: Departure to Giethoorn

  • 01:30pm: Arrive in Giethoorn. Group lunch with recommendations

  • 02:30pm: 1-hr boat trip (by a guide or drive your own)

  • 03:30pm: Walking tour or private time to explore Giethoorn

  • 04:45pm: Departure from Giethoorn

  • 06:30pm: Return to Amsterdam Centraal Station

Additional information

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace.

  • Address: Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, 1012 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Landmark: Main entrance of the hotel.

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