Amsterdam: Boat Cruise to Windmill Village at Zaanse Schans

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Amsterdam: Boat Cruise to Windmill Village at Zaanse Schans

From US$ 44.69 per person

Take a boat trip from Amsterdam to the idyllic windmill village of Zaanse Schans.

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Duration 6 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Travel by ship from Amsterdam to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the boats sun terrace
  • Sail through Amsterdam port and the Dutch polder landscape
Full description
Sail out of Amsterdam and towards the Dutch polder. Enjoy the unique landscape and stroll around a living village filled with operational wooden windmills. Sit back, relax and take in Holland's unique scenery as you leave the port of Amsterdam. Enjoy panoramic views from the boat's sun terrace as you glide through a landscape dotted with pumping stations, dikes, and, of course, windmills. Pass huge container cargo ships and through a traditional lock as you leave the city behind and make your way to the village. Disembark and take in a photogenic array of historic windmills, some of them over 350 years old. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the clog warehouse or the cheese factory. Enjoy a last look at picturesque historic wooden houses and factories, before boarding your boat back to Amsterdam.
  • Return cruise from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans
  • Entrance to the windmill village
  • Free wifi on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The boat is located in the dock opposite of Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 45 (NDSM wharf). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time. From Amsterdam Central Station, take the free ferry to the NDSM wharf (purple line F4). During business hours the ferry leaves every 15 minutes, and the crossing takes approximately 15 minutes.

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Important information

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  • Journey time is 2 hours in each direction
  • 2 hours are scheduled to explore the windmill village
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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Nice 6 hour trip. 2 hours out / home and 2 hours at the mills / city. Lots of space on the sun deck - otherwise space down in the boat. The mills and the miniput town were all worth it. Lots to see in the channels back and forth.

July 24, 2021

Pleasant and friendly cruise only small downside the crew did not know the time of the reservation

September 9, 2021

November 8, 2021

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