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Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans

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The scenic Dutch village of Zaanse Schans is most famous for its windmills, once used to power everything from paint-making to paper production. Today, the Zaanse Schans is set up like an open-air museum, with five working windmills open to visitors. Wander the village, view the preserved architecture, and watch the locals at work—in their traditional wooden shoes and Dutch garb, naturally. Green wooden houses, a historic shipyard, and a pewter factory are among the village’s top attractions.

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Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village guided day tour

Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village guided day tour

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A windmill village, a tulip garden, and a clog museum are a few of the stops you make on this quintessential Dutch countryside tour from Amsterdam. Leave the city behind and enjoy a jam-packed full-day itinerary, starting with a visit to the colorful Keukenhof Gardens, home to over 800 varieties of tulips. Next, visit the traditional windmill village of Zaanse Schans and get a feel for life in 19th-century Netherlands. Peek into the wind-powered factories, sample regional cheeses at a local farm shop, then watch a shoemaking demonstration at the clog museum.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.93
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$106.93
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Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a full-day windmill tour departing from Amsterdam. Visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Hear commentary from your audio guide during the coach journey, and enjoy guided tours in each picturesque village.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.54
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$38.54
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Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

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Discover the real Netherlands in this amazing tour through Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken – the jewels of the Dutch countryside. The visit starts in Zaanse Schans, where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today. Afterward, we will drive to the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place. Then, near Volendam, we will visit a local cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as we walk by cozy fishermen houses in Marken, the fishing harbor, and the protestant church. Join us for an unforgettable day visiting Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.64
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Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans guided day Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Keukenhof and Zaanse Schans guided day Tour with Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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Step into a world of blooming tulips, windmills, wooden clogs, and Dutch cheese on a full-day tour from Amsterdam that combines some of the country’s top highlights. From a guided garden walk to an Amsterdam canal cruise, the included experiences feature a mix of culture, history, and tradition. A hands-on cheese workshop offers the chance to learn about and taste classic Dutch cheeses.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.91
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Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

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Experience three quintessential icons of the Dutch countryside — windmills, cheese and wooden clogs — on this 5.5 hour tour from Amsterdam. Journey to the North Holland towns of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam, where you can view working windmills at an open-air museum on the Zaan River, visit a dairy farm or cheese weighing house, and step inside a clog factory. You’ll travel outside the city aboard a single-decker coach, allowing for a smaller group experience with your professional guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.60
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Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Daytrip from Amsterdam

Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Windmills Daytrip from Amsterdam

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Immerse yourself in Dutch culture on this full-day tour through the countryside with round-trip transport from Amsterdam. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, including a traditional clog shop, artisan cheese factory, rural windmills, and the village of Giethoorn. Don’t forget your camera: The day also features a boat ride through Giethoorn’s waterways with rare views of the area.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.76
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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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Experience an iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills, and craftsmen’s shops on a small-group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside. Visit a series of traditional, restored windmills in Zaanse Schans, and walk the dikes and harbor of Volendam, a pretty port lined with bright houses and sailboats. Sample locally-make cheeses and Dutch schnapps, with time to choose a restaurant for lunch, then enjoy sweeping views of the landscape during the return trip to Amsterdam.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.65
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$103.65
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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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Discover the delights and history of Zaanse Schans and the Dutch countryside on a 3-hour, small-group trip from Amsterdam. With an informative guide, admire the lush, canal-crossed Dutch landscape. Take a tour of pretty Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills and green-painted houses, and visit a cheese farm and clog-making workshop to learn about these traditional crafts. Lastly, visit a working windmill to learn how these waterside factories helped drive the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Numbers are limited on this tour for a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.23
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$52.23
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Holland Combi Tour (Giethoorn & Windmills Zaanse Schans)

Holland Combi Tour (Giethoorn & Windmills Zaanse Schans)

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GIETHOORN - ZAANSE SCHANS is a unique combination of Holland top two tourist destinations that are packaged in a simple and amazing way, which will take you in a travel experience that will not be forgotten in a lifetime. (departure from the designated location in Amsterdam). (Maximum number of 8 participants per group).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.65
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$125.65

Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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This fun, multifaceted tour touches on everything the Dutch are best known for. Visit a windmill village, a clog museum (where you can watch traditional craftsmen work), a cheese farm (samples included), and take a canal cruise. The “100 Highlights” cruise passes many sites and landmarks, including the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.53
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Zaanse Schans Half Day Guided Tour

Zaanse Schans Half Day Guided Tour

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Delve into the rich tapestry of typical Dutch culture on an enriching half-day tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. With a knowledgeable guide, observe traditional cheese making processes; marvel at the interior of a working windmill; try on some authentic wooden clogs for size; and admire the quaint and colorful architecture of Zaanse Schans village before returning to Amsterdam by comfortable coach. Gain fascinating insight into the unique culture of the Netherlands on this educational tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.55
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7 Day Taste of Central Europe Tour Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium

7 Day Taste of Central Europe Tour Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium

This week-long adventure hits several of Europe’s great cities and is an excellent choice for travelers who want to make the most of their travel time. Beginning in Amsterdam, make your way through the Dutch countryside and on to several cities across Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Germany. See the highlights of each city via a luxury coach with the added bonus of traveling with a dedicated tour guide.
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  • 7 days
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$754.51
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Tulips and Windmills in a Very Small Group from Amsterdam

Tulips and Windmills in a Very Small Group from Amsterdam

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Experience Dutch nature and culture on this all-day guided excursion. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide, enjoy activities that include visiting a clog and wooden shoe workshop, stopping by a cheese farm to for a Gouda tasting, admiring historic windmills at Molen De Kat, and exploring one of the world’s largest flower gardens with skip the line access.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.03
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Countryside & Zaanse Schans Windmills Tour

Countryside & Zaanse Schans Windmills Tour

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☑ Countryside & Windmills Tour Day trip from and to Amsterdam. ☑ Price includes return transfer from a central location. ☑ Choose one of our luxurious Mercedes-Benz Fleet (V-Class, S-Class and E-Class). ☑ Qualified drivers with 20 years of experience. ☑ Multi-Language drivers (English, Arabic, Dutch). ☑ Comfortable and smooth ride. ☑ VIP Meet & Greet. ☑ Every single request will be dealt with individually. ☑ Available 24/7 in your service. ☑ The rates cover all taxes, tolls, fees and gratuities (excl. extra waiting time). ☑ Benefit from the personalized service of a private trip.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$304.94
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$304.94
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Small-Group Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam

Small-Group Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam

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See the windmills of the River Zaan from the water and enjoy a 3-course dinner on this 4-hour small-group river cruise experience from Amsterdam. Travel to the picturesque region around the city of Zaandam, savor a glass of bubbles, and embark on a leisurely cruise along the Zaan. Pass the enchanting windmill village of Zaanse Schans; and visit three restaurants to enjoy a starter, main course and dessert. As you cruise, admire Zaandam’s wooden warehouses and cottages, and hear about the area’s industrial heritage and working mills from your skipper-guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.39
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$138.39
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Keukenhof, Flower Fields, Volendam and Zaanse Schans Small Group Tour

Keukenhof, Flower Fields, Volendam and Zaanse Schans Small Group Tour

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During the spring months of March, April, and May, Keukenhof Gardens alights in a vibrant spectacle of color. During your time in Amsterdam, visit the world’s largest flower garden when in bloom on this 9-hour excursion to Keukenhof Gardens, Zaanse Schans, and Volendam. Stroll amid millions of tulips, daffodils, and other spring bulbs at Keukenhof Gardens; admire the windmills and waterways of Zaanse Schans; and discover the quaint seaside village of Volendam. Small-group tour limited to eight people.  
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.42
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$195.42
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Private Tour: Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam

Private Tour: Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam

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Embark on a unique culinary and sightseeing experience with a private dinner cruise along the Zaan River. Glide past windmills and through a lock system while a knowledgeable skipper and guide shares stories of life on the river and among the surrounding landscape. Toast your voyage with a glass of sparkling wine, and stop at three different riverside restaurants to complete a 3-course meal of traditional Dutch dishes. Includes pickup and drop-off from central Amsterdam hotels for a seamless and memorable day trip.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.54
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$276.54
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E-fatbike rental Volendam - Countryside of Amsterdam

E-fatbike rental Volendam - Countryside of Amsterdam

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Avoid the restrictions of a formal itinerary on a self-led tour of Amsterdam’s rural surrounding by e-fatbike. Customize your itinerary according to your interests, and set off to explore at a time that suits you, with a range of departure slots and rental periods to choose from. Zip between Dutch villages such as Volendam, Edam, or Marken with ease, and enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.40
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$42.40

Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans (Holland Dream Tour)

Giethoorn - Volendam - Zaanse Schans (Holland Dream Tour)

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See more of Holland on a day trip from Amsterdam to the towns of Giethoorn, Volendam, and Zaanse Schans. Known as the "Holland Dream Tour," this itinerary combines popular destinations that show off another side of the country outside the big city. This tour allows you to avoid the hassle of renting a car or finding your own way to these locations so you can relax and enjoy a pre-planned day.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.87
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$132.87

Old Holland windmill cycling tour

Old Holland windmill cycling tour

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In a small group you will cycle at an easy pace through the landscape and visit hidden windmills that tell the special story of the industry in the 17th century around Amsterdam. Visit an original neighbourhood with 17th century workers' houses and discover what makes the merchant houses in the zaan region so special. You will also visit the Zaanse Schans with its clog factory and cheese tasting.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.64
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4-Day Tour: Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans from Zaandam

4-Day Tour: Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans from Zaandam

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When traveling in another country, it’s helpful to have a guide give you insider tips and show you where to go and how to get there. On this 4-day trip, you enjoy the historic city of Amsterdam, experience traditional Dutch culture at Zaanse Schans, and visit Europe’s most charming countryside. 3 and 4 star hotels and transportation make your tour comfortable and relaxing.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$637.78
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$637.78
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Private Countryside tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

Private Countryside tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

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See the best Holland has to offer in a 7 hour tour which covers the world-famous Zaanse Schans with its windmills. You will also drive through the countryside to the farmers town of Katwoude to visit a cheese farm, the fisherman town of Volendam, visit the former Island of Marken and the idyllic Broek in Waterland. Your personal private guide and driver will tell you everything about these places and its history. At Volendam, a stop is scheduled for a typical Dutch lunch (included). At Zaanse Schans, you will visit a wooden shoe workshop for a demonstration of clog making and a working Industrial windmill (entrance fee included). As this is a private tour, you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Amsterdam or any other for you convenient place in or near Amsterdam.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$307.26
Price varies by group size
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$307.26
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4-Day Highlights of Amsterdam and Paris

4-Day Highlights of Amsterdam and Paris

Catch a glimpse of Central Europe's two most fascinating and vibrant cities. Your journey starts with a stroll around the Dutch countryside and windmills town, Zaanse Schans. And between 21 March till 10 May 2020, we will visit the beautiful garden of Europe, Keukenhof. Then you will continue to the bustling streets and canals in Amsterdam. After Amsterdam we are heading towards South to Brussels and arrive finally in the City of Lights, Paris with all its main attractions, Louvre museum, Galerie Lafayette, Eiffel tower and more, This tour will leave you a grandeur and historic feeling after those vibrant cities. You will end your tour in Paris with an unforgettable experience!
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  • 4 days
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$383.47
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Volendam, Edam and Windmill Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Volendam, Edam and Windmill Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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Enjoy a day away from the capital on a tour to Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Edam, with a complimentary city canal cruise ticket included. Gain insight into rural Holland from on-board commentary as you cruise between attractions with ease via air-conditioned vehicle. Benefit from free time to explore the Dutch countryside at your own pace, then unwind after sightseeing with a calm cruise on UNESCO-listed waterways.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.58
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Zaanse Schans can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 118 Zaanse Schans tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Zaanse Schans costs USD 27.65. Guided Zaanse Schans tours start around USD 27.65 per person. See all 118 Zaanse Schans tickets and tours on Viator.