The Netherlands are famous for windmills, you probably know that already. But have you ever seen them in person? In several of our tours you can visit the Amsterdam windmill Village named Zaanse Schans. Here you can see traditional Dutch life for yourself.

Old style Dutch houses at Zaanse Schans. The water is so clear the image of the houses is reflecting in the water. This location is a part of the Holland Highlights and Amsterdam tours.

Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands. The village-like place is full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Here, the Dutch have brought the 18th and 19th centuries back to life! Additionally, it is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. 

During your trip in Zaanse Schans you can do so much! You can visit the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or watch demonstrations of how clogs are (hand) made. Or see how cheese is made, go to the pewter foundry, or visit the cocoa store. Of course you would not want to miss the various windmills either! Make a cycling trip or take a walk, browse the shops, take the best pictures and treat yourself at the pancake restaurant!

Tourists taking pictures of the famous Zaanse Schans view. This view includes blue skies, white clouds, green grass and even greener windmills.
The windmill village is the perfect place for pictures

The trip at this Amsterdam windmill village is fun and educational.
So don’t miss the great opportunity to have fun at Zaanse Schans! You can get there easily, as the village is near Amsterdam. But even straight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport you can easily get there. Simply get on a train to Zaandam and you will be there in no time!

Our Zaanse Schans Tours

Choose the Holland Highlights Tours (2 days or 3 days) for a full Holland experience. If you have little time you can go for the Amsterdam Highlights tour. Would you like to see a little bit of Zaanse Schans and Amsterdam? In addition to our tour description, we have made a tour video! This video shows the travel experience you will get with a Hello Holland tour. Check out the video below!

An impression of the Amsterdam Highlights Tour including Zaanse Schans