Historic Windmills [add Castle / Island]

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Chris

3.5 hours, Hosted in English and Dutch
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Historic Windmills Tour

⭐️Private tour possible ⭐️

⏰Flexible times possible ⏰


Starting from 2 - 6 people as a group/family or friends. (Corona-Safe)

We meet at Cafe Kobalt across of Central Station. You can carpool with me for free to Zaandijk in my car , we then walk over the bridge towards the windmills Zaanse Schans. And then we start the tour.

- We will pass the first dutch supermarket from 1887.

- We see the 17th and 18th century Windmills; Spices-windmill, Wood-windmill, Paint-Windmill. We will visit one or two windmills inside. Entrance included.

- After we will visit the cheese-farm and have a free cheese tasting.

- We visit an old Dutch Bakery for A small tasting of Dutch pastries.

- Visit a Wooden Shoe Workplace and see the history of Wooden Shoes.

OPTIONAL

- Amsterdam Muiderslot Castle. A beautiful 13th century castle with lots of history and stories. ( ask for price)
We visit the castle rooms and all 4 towers and the castle gardens.

OPTIONAL

-Marken Fisherman’s Island. 13th century old island with lots of history and unique wooden houses on poles and the cozy harbor. 90 minutes extra (ask for price)
Other things to note
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Historic Windmills Tour

⭐️Private tour possible ⭐️

⏰Flexible times possible ⏰


Starting from 2 - 6 people as a group/family or friends. (Corona-Safe)

We meet at Cafe Kobalt across of Central Station. You can carpool with me for free to Zaandijk in my car , we then walk over the bridge towards the windmills Zaanse Schans. And then we start the tour.

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What's included

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  • Food
    - Stroopwafels
    - Cheese tasting
    - Dutch pastry tasting
    - Cho...
  • Drinks
    - Bottle of water
  • Tickets
    - Windmill ticket included
  • Transportation
    Free travel from Amsterdam to Zaandijk and back.
  • Equipment
    I will bring:
    - 3 umbrella's
    - several rain-ponchos

Meet your host, Chris

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 270 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I am Chris :-)

Besides being a theater-actor, I have developed a big passion passion for Dutch History, which has grown over the years, and love to share that with you. It’s amazing to realize how deceptive simple things from the 16th century have shaped the whole history of Holland!
I have been giving private tours for over 5 years now and my extensive knowledge about this wonderful historic 17th Century little village of Zaanse Schans is still expanding. And love to bring you to Marken Fisherman’s Island and Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot, which can be a nice addition to the tour.
I am a very open, enthusiastic guide and always try to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
This is a family friendly tour for ages 6 and up.
If you are looking for an intimate and personal tour, I wanna be your Dutchman ;-).
Hi, I am Chris :-)

Besides being a theater-actor, I have developed a big passion passion for Dutch History, which has grown over the years, and love to share that with you. It’s amazing to realize how deceptive simple things from the 16th century have shaped the whole history of Holland!
I have been giving private tours for over 5 years now and my extensive knowledge about this wonderful historic 17th Century little village of Zaanse Schans is still expanding. And love to bring…
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From $70
/ person
Sun, Jul 25
$70 per person
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$70 per person
Wed, Jul 28
$70 per person
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$70 per person
Thu, Jul 29
$70 per person
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$70 per person

Where you'll be

- Zaandijk town
- Zaanse Schans village
- Historic Windmills
- Cheese
- Old Dutch Candy Store

Optional :
- Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot. 13th century castle and Gardens tour inside and outside.

- Marken Fisherman’s Island, 13th century island and harbour walk tour.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 270 reviews.

Emma
July 2021
My mom and I went with Chris on this tour, and we are both so glad we did! We learned a lot and had a great time exploring this beautiful place. Whether you’re in Amsterdam for a short visit or a longer one, I’d recommend this tour to everyone! We will be back!
My mom and I went with Chris on this tour, and we are both so glad we did! We learned a lot and had a great time exploring this beautiful place. Whether you’re in Amsterdam for a s…
Matthew
July 2021
Not just the typical "touristy" windmill tour. The difference is in the host. Chris is such a good, open minded, intelligent guy who you can tell really has a passion for the history of Holland. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our time in the picturesque old town full of windmills and hearing how they shaped the entire planet and it's trade system we still function in today. Being America's independence day and having a link from Dutch history to the signing of the Declaration of Independence was a huge bonus, as a way to tie everything together. Chris is very accommodating and is willing to go the distance to make sure you have a great time! 10/10 I recommend this experience!
Not just the typical "touristy" windmill tour. The difference is in the host. Chris is such a good, open minded, intelligent guy who you can tell really has a passion for the histo…
Suzanne
August 2020
If you are visiting the Netherlands for the first time or are Dutch but never had the chance to visit the stunning Zaanse Schans then I would with all confidence recommend for you to do so with Chris. Zaanse Schans is, in my opinion an enchanted village. Walking through the streets, amongst the windmills, the smell of chocolate in the air from the nearby cocoa factory gives you the feeling of walking through the pages of a fairy tale children’s story book come to life. What made the experience even more memorable is Chris’s depth of knowledge of the local history and people. He is everything a great guide should be. Friendly, personable, knowledgable, punctual, well organized and he really pays attention to detail like making sure he provides hand sanitizer, water, tasting some of the local treats. Overall my daughter and I felt very much at ease with Chris, during the tour we felt very relaxed and care free and walked away with a very lovely memory of Holland.
If you are visiting the Netherlands for the first time or are Dutch but never had the chance to visit the stunning Zaanse Schans then I would with all confidence recommend for you…
Raquel
August 2020
This tour was great!, interesting and fun. The tour guide (Chris) was very friendly and knowledgeable. We also found that the price was very reasonable, taking into consideration everything that Chris included (sweets, entrances, ...) This was probably our favorite tour so far in the Netherlands :) 100% recommended.
This tour was great!, interesting and fun. The tour guide (Chris) was very friendly and knowledgeable. We also found that the price was very reasonable, taking into consideration e…
Nyokabi
August 2020
Zaanse Schans was very beautiful and we really enjoyed the trip with Chris who picked us up at the Singel canal near the train station. He was super friendly and you could tell he is knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He told us lots of stories about Amsterdam, Netherlands in general and Zaanse Schans throughout the trip which really enriched our experience. We never felt rushed and got to taste some of the specialties there. Thanks a lot Chris for a wonderful trip and we can’t wait to book the next trip with you!
Zaanse Schans was very beautiful and we really enjoyed the trip with Chris who picked us up at the Singel canal near the train station. He was super friendly and you could tell he…
Briana
July 2020
Chris was absolutely FANTASTIC! This tour was perfect even with the rain. He was very knowledgeable about the area and had first hand experience that he shared. This tour is absolute MUST!!

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  • Sun, Jul 25
    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $70 per person
  • Wed, Jul 28
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Thu, Jul 29
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Sat, Jul 31
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $70 per person
  • Sun, Aug 1
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Mon, Aug 2
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Tue, Aug 3
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $70 per person
  • Wed, Aug 4
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $70 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera

Umbrella ☂