Best Windmill Amsterdam tour

Windmill Amsterdam tour

Looking for a Windmill Amsterdam tour? The Zaanse Schans is only a short ride away from Amsterdam. There you’ll be able to behold the colorful windmills and much more.

No visit to Amsterdam is truly complete without a day trip to the lovely Dutch countryside to see the windmills.

Windmill Amsterdam tour from Holland Windmills includes:

  1. Zaanse Schans
  2. Volendam and Marken
  3. Traditional Dutch countryside

1. Zaanse Schans

The absolute must see of our Windmill Amsterdam tour.

Our van will take you to the Zaanse Schans and its many unique windmills. The old crafts of the Netherlands are not lacking in this tour. You will visit a wooden clog maker and you can see how Dutch cheese is made the traditional way.

This excursion takes us to the countryside north of Amsterdam, to the edge of the river Zaan, where we visit windmill village ‘de Zaanse Schans’, with its characteristic green wooden houses. On the turn of the 18th century this district was an industrial area with approximately 700 windmills in use. In this day and age there are only a dozen or so left.

  • Explore the working windmill village of Zaanse Schans
  • See windmills from across the Zaan region that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Visit a clog makers and learn more about the traditional wooden shoe
  • Admire the elegant houses of the rich merchants and windmill owners
  • Learn how the windmills were used in the production of cocoa powder and oil for food
  • Taste the typical cheese of Holland at a dairy farm

2. Volendam and Marken

You will drive through typical Dutch polders, along narrow and will visit the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam or Marken.

This old fishing village Volendam is famous for its harbour, fishing trade, authentic Dutch character and traditional clothing. It is also the best place to  discover how eels were smoked.

Marken is is a small island full with little wooden houses built on poles. Highlights of the island: old clog-making workshop, the Marker Museum and the Paard van Marken, a lighthouse from 1839 is still being used today.

3. Traditional Dutch countryside

Enjoy the typical Dutch countryside during the Windmill Amsterdam tour.

See the landscapes that inspired all the famous Golden Age painters of Holland. Visit the lush, green countryside and medieval towns.

The Dutch countryside is known for its rural, uncomplicated way of life. Experience this relaxed, serene environment: the flat grass plains intersected by rivers, canals and dikes.

Breathe in the Dutch fresh air and step away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam.

Book your Windmill Amsterdam tour

Holland Windmills provides a carefree package for your holiday in Amsterdam: an easy pickup point, smooth transport to Zaanse Schans windmills Amsterdam. See the best Holland has to offer outside of Amsterdam, book your windmill Amsterdam tour with Holland Windmills.

Start & end point: At 9h30 from outside Cafe de Pont in Amsterdam-Noord. This cafe is easily accessible with the free ferry that departs behind Amsterdam Central Station to Buikslotermeerplein. Book now.

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