Windmills, Cheese & Traditions: Zaanse Schans Tour

Windmills, Cheese & Traditions: Zaanse Schans Tour

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  • See the traditional costumes of the villagers
  • Be amazed by the picturesque windmills
  • Enjoy tasty local treats along the way
  • Be part of a wooden clogs workshop
  • Enjoy a personalized day trip to a local village
  • Private tour: only you and your local host!

You will meet here: Amsterdam Centraal

What you can expect

Step into a postcard-perfect theme as soon as you set foot in the traditional village of Zaanse Schans. Go on a private day trip tour a little bit outside of Amsterdam for a truly authentic local experience.

Zaanse Schans is a magical place where you can walk around and catch a glimpse of the traditional side of the Netherlands. Wander through this unique village and go back in time with interactive activities and workshops. Step inside a clog factory and see a local shoemaker in action. Visit a classic windmill and paint mill to understand how they used to work back in the day. You'll even have a chance to go inside one of them!

And you can't leave without trying the famous Dutch cheese. Get a tasting of the best products at a local cheese factory and talk to the friendly locals all dressed up in traditional attires.

Let a local show you the traditional side of the country, and hear all there is to know about local traditions and feel like in a fairytale in this enchanting day trip. Pick your favorite local and let them personalize this private experience for you.

*Please note*: The travel to/from Zaanse Schans takes place by public transport (train). Within Zaanse Schans, you'll be walking.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Meet at Amsterdam Central Station and take the train together with your host to Zaanse Schans
Clog making workshop
Be part of a wooden clogs or 'klompen' workshop at a local shoemaking factory
Cheese Tasting
Learn about the different cheeses in Holland & taste them
Visit the magical windmills of Zaanse Schans old village
Chocolate dreams
Sample some delicious locally made chocolate products
The first supermaket
See the old-style grocery shop 'Albert Heijn' and other charming houses
End of Tour
Head back to Amsterdam by train and get more personalized recommendations

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Now details

Private Now
Mode of transport
4 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Amsterdam Centraal
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkDelicious locally made chocolate tasting
checkCheese tasting
Not included
closeTrain tickets (~7 EUR per person round trip)
closeOptional: Entrance tickets to windmill (€2 - 4.50)

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.