New in 2019

Discover the windmill village of Zaanse Schans with a leisurely bus excursion 

Begin your tour in a comfortable, air-conditioned single-deck bus as it journeys 20-30 minutes outside the city to Zaanse Schans. This windmill village is an open air museum, home to a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century.

All these buildings were brought here from 1961 onwards, bringing life back to this formally prosperous area of the Zaan region. In its golden age, the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills: wooden factories powered by wind. These small factories oversaw many tasks including sawing wood by machine, grinding spices, pressing oil for food and paint, producing flou, cocoa powder and much more.

Discover the prosperity during the 18th and 19th century as you explore beautiful houses, originally built as homes for rich windmill owners and merchants. Explore the beautiful facades of these opulent houses that have been painted in traditional colors such as green, beige and light blue.

Upon arrival, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of the village - visit the Clog Museum, wooden shoemaker shop and taste delicious and traditional Dutch cheese in the cheese farm. Enjoy exploring the village at your own pace, learning all about the village's history, local culture and unique character. 

Please note:

  • People with walking problems are advised not to join this tour.

We advise you to make a reservation, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed.
To make a reservation, click here. and use the discount code you will receive in your confirmation mail when you have bought an Amsterdam Pass. You will need your unique Amsterdam Pass number, but don’t worry, your pass won’t be activated by making a reservation.

 How to get there

  • ADAM LOOKOUT. From Amsterdam Central Station take the free ferry with direction “Buiksloterweg”.

see the: full list of attractions included »

1 Jan - 21 Mar
Monday 12.00
Tuesday 12.00
Wednesday 12.00
Thursday 12.00
Friday 12.00
Saturday 12.00
Sunday 12.00
21 Mar - 19 May
Monday 14.30
Tuesday 14.30
Wednesday 14.30
Thursday 14.30
Friday 14.30
Saturday 14.30
Sunday 14.30
20 May - 3 Nov
Monday 11.30
Tuesday 11.30
Wednesday 11.30
Thursday 11.30
Friday 11.30
Saturday 11.30
Sunday 11.30


27 April

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Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS, Amsterdam



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