Private Tour From Amsterdam To Volendam & Zaanse Schans

A Private tour to the Zaanse Schans known by it’s Windmills and Volendam and it’s Cheese & Clog Factory. Your private tour driver will show you the best of ‘Old Holland’. Discover traditional Dutch windmills, taste authentic cheese, and see clog making in action. Ideal for culture enthusiasts and anyone interested in experiencing the unique heritage of the Netherlands. Take the optional opportunity to visit a traditional eel smokehouse, or have your picture taken in traditional Volendam costume.

About this activity

From:  550,00

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  • āŒ› Duration: 7 hour(s)
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  • šŸ“ Pickup & Drop-off
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  • Zaanse Schans Windmills: Tour historic windmills.
  • Dutch Countryside: See beautiful canals and landscapes.
  • Cheese Tasting: Sample authentic Dutch cheese.
  • Volendam Harbor: Explore the lively harbor and old streets.
  • Clog Making: Watch traditional clog crafting.
  • Dress in Traditional Costume: Try on Volendam’s historic outfits.
  • Experienced Driver: Enjoy the expertise of a professional chauffeur.
  • Private Transport: Ride in a luxury Mercedes with air conditioning.
  • WIFI & Water: Stay connected and hydrated with onboard WiFi and bottled water.
  • Hotel Service: Convenient pick-up and drop-off at your Amsterdam hotel.
  • Local Souvenirs: Optional purchase of unique souvenirs.
  • Phone Number: Required for driver communication.
  • Flight Number: Needed for airport transfer to monitor your arrival time.
  • Hotel Address: Always include the full hotel address for pickup.
  • Pickup Address: Provide the complete address for a seamless pickup.

Countryside, Windmills & Fishing Villages


The moment you leave Amsterdam and drive up north towards the IJsselmeer (formerly known as Zuiderzee (Southern Sea)), you enter the picturesque world of the ‘Old Holland‘. Volendam is our destination, with a first stop at Zaanse Schans. With the luxury of a knowledgeable private driver, this tour offers an intimate glimpse into Dutch traditions and craftsmanship.

Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills and barns. The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. People actually still live here!

Next stop is must-see Volendam. The heart of Volendam is its lively harbour, where fishing vessels, pleasure crafts and yachts lie snugly side-by-side.Ā The old centre of Volendam, with its characteristic small wooden houses and an ancient atmospheric maze of narrow streets, lies behind the dyke.

Highlights of the Dutch Heritage Tour:

Zaanse Schans

Explore the iconic windmills of Zaanse Schans, a living testament to the Netherlands’ storied past, offering insights into the workings of these historic structures.

Dutch Countryside Scenery

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Dutch countryside, with its tranquil canals and lush green landscapes.

Cheese Tasting at a Traditional Cheese and Clog Farm

Authentic Dutch cheese has the rich flavors you can’t find anywhere else. Visiting the Irenehoeve on our way from Zaanse Schans to Volendam is a culinary experience that’s as educational as it is delicious. Witness the fascinating process of traditional Dutch clog making, a unique craft that symbolizes Dutch heritage.

Dress up like a true Volendammer, in the Historic Harbor

Visit a traditional eel smokehouse, take a picture of yourself in traditional Volendam costume, and visit the isle of Marken by boat (optional). Just want to watch life in Volendam? Stroll through the charming harbor of Volendam, famous for its picturesque houses and fishing boats.

Your private chauffeur ensures a journey filled with cultural enrichment and personal attention. If you are intrigued by historical engineering, artisanal crafts, and rural beauty, this tour is perfect for you.

Tickets for these highlights are not included – they are just suggestions to help you decide on what you want to do or see on this tour. Of course we can book tickets upfront for you, but you are welcome to discover Zaanse Schans and Volendam at your own pace. Your driver is always near to assist you.

More day trips with private driver available

If you like this tour, you will also love Giethoorn. That is also a place where time has stood still. Would you rather visit an old city that is less like an open air museum? We are happy to take you to the beautiful cities of Delft and The Hague.


  • Pickup Location: Amsterdam
  • Travel to Zaanse Schans (20 minutes drive)
  • Main Activities at Zaanse Schans
    • Free Time & Sightseeing: Explore the area (1.5 hours).
    • Zaans Museum: Visit the museum (45 minutes).
    • World of Windmills: Photo opportunities and visit (45 minutes).
    • Wooden Shoe Workshop: See how wooden shoes are made (30 minutes).
    • Cheese Factory: Tour the factory and taste cheese (30 minutes).
  • Travel to Volendam (25 minutes drive)
  • Main Activities in Volendam
    • Free Time & Sightseeing: Discover Volendam (2 hours).
    • Smit-Bokkum: Enjoy lunch (1 hour).
    • Foto De Boer: Take a photo in traditional Dutch costume (30 minutes).
    • Volendam Harbour: Sightseeing around the harbour (45 minutes).
    • Volendams Museum: Visit the museum (30 minutes).
    • Woltje’s Backerij: Visit the bakery (30 minutes).
  • Return Travel to Amsterdam (45 minutes drive)
  • Arrive Back At: Amsterdam

4 reviews for Private Tour From Amsterdam To Volendam & Zaanse Schans

  1. William Brown (verified owner)

    The personalized touches on our private tour, such as surprise treats and insider tips, made us feel like we were experiencing the city through the eyes of a local friend.

  2. Harper Simmons (verified owner)

    Our guide’s passion for their city was palpable on our private tour, making it an unforgettable journey of discovery and adventure.

  3. Jessica Williams (verified owner)

    The personalized itinerary of our private tour allowed us to delve deep into the aspects of the city that interested us most, creating a truly tailored experience.

  4. Lucas Hendriks (verified owner)

    We were blown away by the depth of knowledge our guide possessed, making our private tour not only informative but also incredibly engaging and entertaining.

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Private Tour From Amsterdam To Volendam & Zaanse Schans
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