25-minute Zaanse Schans windmill cruise with optional mill visit
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25-minute Zaanse Schans windmill cruise with optional mill visit

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Dutch , Japanese , Chinese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 25 minutes to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Sail by the Zaanse UNESCO World Heritage windmills
  • Discover the Dutch industrial past with its windmills, traditional houses and workshops
  • Upgrade your ticket to combine the cruise with a visit to a working mill
What to expect

Sail with this unique journey and be amazed by the Zaanse UNESCO World Heritage windmills during a 25-minute cruise. Without these ‘Dutch heroes’ the Netherlands would not have had a Golden Age and VOC.

Step back in time, to the old Dutch world of windmills at the Zaanse Schans, located 20 minutes north of Amsterdam. The Zaanse Schans offers a perfectly preserved glimpse into the Dutch industrial past with its windmills, traditional houses and workshops.

Upgrade your ticket to combine the cruise with a visit to an oil mill at the Zaanse Schans. Watch the mills from the water during the cruise then discover the secrets of one of the oil mills!

Onboard your cruise you will see the following mills, along with compelling stories that you will hear during your cruise:

  • De Ooievaar - Oil
  • De Bleeke Dood - Corn
  • De Huisman - Spices
  • De gekroonde Poelenburg - Wood
  • De Kat - Paint
  • De Zoeker - Oil
  • Het Jonge Schaap (Stop, approx. 30 min) - Wood
  • De Bonte Hen - Oil

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Windmill cruise Zaanse Zchans ticket
    • Windmill visit to wood mill ‘Het Jonge Schaap’ (if Cruise + Entrance is selected at checkout)
    • Audio guide
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 4-12)
    • Infants (age 0-3): free admission
    Where

    Kalverringdijk 21A, 1509 BT Zaandam

    Meeting point:

    Use your ticket to board the boat at any time during open hours.

    What to remember
    • At checkout choose between two tour options:
    • Cruise : You will enjoy a 25 minutes cruise past the Zaanse UNESCO World Heritage windmills
    • Cruise + Entrance : You will enjoy a 25 minutes cruise past the Zaanse UNESCO World Heritage windmills. Following your cruise visit the wood mill ‘Het Jonge Schaap’
    • Cruise has a live guide speaking in both English and Dutch. Audio guides are available in German, French, Chinese, Italian and Japanese
    • Use your ticket to gain access to the boat. Onboard you will receive a separate ticket for your mill visit (if option is selected at checkout)
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    When
    • Boats depart daily, every 30 minutes from 11.30am to 3.00pm
    • Check-in 5 minutes before ships departure
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    Provider
    WindmillCruises
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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