VIP Tour Zaanse Schans
Discover with the ‘Zaanse Schans VIP Tour’ the Dutch countryside on our exclusive VIP tour. It’s created for people who are interested in the Dutch history; prefer small groups with a personal guide over big groups with a boring guide; like to laugh and be entertained; wish for some free time to roam around the village, as part of the program
Day program VIP Tour
We would like to share a concept day program of our VIP Tour
Theatrical Village Walk
Time: 10:30am and 12:00
Discover the Zaanse Schans village with ‘Kaatje Slagter’, the mayor’s wife from 1850. Dressed in a regional costume, she brings you back to her time. With visits to the Albert Hein grocery and wooden shoe workshop. At the end of the walk, she invites you inside her house (the Mayor’s Mansion) for a special Dutch tea party in the cozy dining room.
Windmill Cruise Tour
Kaatje says farewell! You can hop on board Windmill Cruises to enjoy a boat ride on the Zaan river. Hear the heroic windmill stories and can make the best windmill photos!
The Windmill Cruise boat ends at wood saw mill ‘Het Jonge Schaap’ (the young sheep) for a visit. With your windmill pass, you can also visit the other industrial windmills, open to the public. They each have their own story and they are proudly standing along the dike.
In your free time you can enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants (not included), visit the cheese farm, bakery museum, CacaoLab, antique shop and pewter foundry (free of charge) or choose for a paid visit to the Zaan Museum, weaver’s house and unique clock museum.
1 hour 30 minutes: Village Walk with Kaatje Slagter
30 minutes: Dutch tea party at the Mayor’s Mansion
30 minutes: Windmill Cruise
2 hours 30 minutes: Free time for the windmill visits/lunch/visit to the other locations
Our VIP Tour is including: Theatrical Village Walk; Guided visits to the first Albert Heijn and the Dutch clog workshop; Dutch tea party at the private home of the Mayor’s wife; Windmill Cruise on the Zaan river; Windmill pass with entrance to all the windmills, open to the public & Free time.
Practical information about transport
You can reach the Zaanse Schans by car, bus or train or choose transportation by minivan.
Schedule from Amsterdam:
10:00-10:30 Transfer from Amsterdam Central Station area to Zaanse Schans
11.30–12.00 Transfer from Amsterdam museum square to the Zaanse Schans (returns to Amsterdam Central Station area)
14:30-15:00 Return to Amsterdam Central Station area
17:00-17:30 Return to Amsterdam, Central Station area.
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