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The scenic Dutch village of Zaanse Schans is most famous for its windmills, once used to power everything from paint-making to paper production; today, it’s set up like an open-air museum, with five working windmills. Wander the village, view the preserved architecture, and watch the locals at work—in their traditional wooden shoes and Dutch garb, naturally. Green wooden houses, a historic shipyard, and a pewter factory are among the highlights.

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Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

Volendam, Marken and Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam

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See Zaanse Schans, Volendam, and Marken on a full-day windmill tour departing from Amsterdam. Visit a cheese factory to sample local dairy products, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Hear commentary from your audio guide during the coach journey, and enjoy guided tours in each picturesque village.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.94
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Giethoorn and windmills of Zaanse schans daytrip from Amsterdam

Giethoorn and windmills of Zaanse schans daytrip from Amsterdam

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Immerse yourself in Dutch culture on this full-day tour through the countryside with round-trip transport from Amsterdam. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, including a traditional clog shop, artisan cheese factory, rural windmills, and the village of Giethoorn. Don’t forget your camera: The day also features a boat ride through Giethoorn’s waterways with rare views of the area.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.01
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Private countryside tour: the highlights of Holland with guide and car

Private countryside tour: the highlights of Holland with guide and car

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Immerse yourself in Dutch culture, history, and cuisine on a private 6- to 7-hour countryside tour. Comfortable and swift transportation takes you from the tourist crowds of Amsterdam and into the heart of Holland. Enjoy engaging commentary from your guide as you taste local cheese, stroll past windmills, and try on wooden shoes. Tour highlights include Zaanse Schans, the fishing village of Marken, Volendam, Church Broek, and more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$499.00
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Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Small-Group Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam

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Discover the delights and history of Zaanse Schans and the Dutch countryside on a 3-hour, small-group trip from Amsterdam. With an informative guide, admire the lush, canal-crossed Dutch landscape. Take a tour of pretty Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills and green-painted houses, and visit a cheese farm and clog-making workshop to learn about these traditional crafts. Lastly, visit a working windmill to learn how these waterside factories helped drive the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age. Numbers are limited on this tour for a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.59
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$48.59
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Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village guided day tour

Keukenhof Gardens and Zaanse Schans Windmill Village guided day tour

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A windmill village, a tulip garden, and a clog museum are a few of the stops you make on this quintessential Dutch countryside tour from Amsterdam. Leave the city behind and enjoy a jam-packed full-day itinerary, starting with a visit to the colorful Keukenhof Gardens, home to over 800 varieties of tulips. Next, visit the traditional windmill village of Zaanse Schans and get a feel for life in 19th-century Netherlands. Peek into the wind-powered factories, sample regional cheeses at a local farm shop, then watch a shoemaking demonstration at the clog museum.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.57
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Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam

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Discover the real Netherlands in this amazing tour through Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam, and Marken – the jewels of the Dutch countryside. The visit starts in Zaanse Schans, where you will be able to take pictures of typical Dutch windmills that are still in use today. Afterward, we will drive to the Waterland area, passing through the beautiful villages from this part of the country: Edam, Volendam, and Marken. In Edam, we will walk through historic sites like the square where the famous Cheese Market used to take place. Then, near Volendam, we will visit a local cheese producer, where the cheese master will explain how they produce Gouda and Edam cheeses. In the clog factory, you will discover the secrets of this typical Dutch shoe. Then, travel back in time to the 17th century as we walk by cozy fishermen houses in Marken, the fishing harbor, and the protestant church. Join us for an unforgettable day visiting Edam, Volendam, Marken, and Zaanse Schans.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

Volendam, Edam and Windmills Guided Day Tour

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Experience three quintessential icons of the Dutch countryside — windmills, cheese and wooden clogs — on this 5.5 hour tour from Amsterdam. Journey to the North Holland towns of Zaanse Schans, Edam and Volendam, where you can view working windmills at an open-air museum on the Zaan River, visit a dairy farm or cheese weighing house, and step inside a clog factory. You’ll travel outside the city aboard a single-decker coach, allowing for a smaller group experience with your professional guide.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.87
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Keukenhof's Tulips and Windmills Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam With Lunch

Keukenhof's Tulips and Windmills Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam With Lunch

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Experience Dutch nature and culture on this all-day guided excursion. After meeting up with a knowledgeable local guide, enjoy activities that include visiting a clog and wooden shoe workshop, stopping by a cheese farm to for a Gouda tasting, admiring historic windmills at Molen De Kat, and exploring one of the world’s largest flower gardens with skip the line access.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.61
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Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Day Tour

Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Day Tour

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Tick off two of Holland’s top attractions in just one day on this combo tour to Zaanse Schans and Giethoorn, with seamless round-trip transfer from central Amsterdam saving you time and energy for sightseeing. Benefit from the insider knowledge of your professional guide as you explore Zaanse Schans traditional windmills and historic houses, then head to the charming canal-town of Giethoorn for your guided boat excursion.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$142.52
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Semi-Private Tour to Windmills and Countryside Villages from Amsterdam

Semi-Private Tour to Windmills and Countryside Villages from Amsterdam

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Venture away from the busy streets of Amsterdam and take a trip into the Dutch countryside during this half-day tour. Enjoy a peaceful day exploring typical Dutch villages including the windmill village of Zaanse Schans, the fishing village of Volendam, the oldest town in Holland—Monnickendam, and Broek in the Amsterdam “wetlands.” Discover Dutch history and culture as you explore and enjoy your guide’s undivided attention on this small-group tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Private Excursion to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken

Private Excursion to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken

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Visit four of the best places in the Netherlands on this 8-hour tour. Stop at Zaanse Schans to see the traditional windmills. Then visit the town of Edam and enjoy an extensive tasting of typical cheeses. Continue to the city of Volendam to learn more about Dutch culture. In Volendam, take the time to stroll, shop or have lunch. Finally, visit Marken, an ancient island with amazing landscapes and a curious history and culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$664.71
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Full day tour to Giethoorn incl Canal Cruise and Windmills tour from Amsterdam

Full day tour to Giethoorn incl Canal Cruise and Windmills tour from Amsterdam

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Discover some of the Netherlands’ most beautiful countryside highlights on this seamless, private tour. Following pickup from your hotel, travel in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes. Your first stop is the charming village of Giethoorn: renowned for its scenic canals, thatched-roof homes, and tranquil pace of living. See the town, and go for a canal cruise. Then, transfer to Zaanse Schans: home to iconic, heritage windmills. Finally, return to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$355.61
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Half day private tour from Amsterdam or (AMS) Schiphol, custumizable

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Half day private tour from Amsterdam or (AMS) Schiphol, custumizable

Enjoy a half day private sightseeing tour with a driver/guide to a village or villages of your choice. This tour can be booked from any place in Amsterdam and also as a layover tour from the airport.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$430.09
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$477.87
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Private Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Windmills Sightseeing Tour from Amsterdam

Private Giethoorn & Zaanse Schans Windmills Sightseeing Tour from Amsterdam

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The mostly car-free village of Giethoorn, with its boat-filled waterways, is one of the Netherlands' most beautiful places. Skip the impersonal group tours and explore its attractions in the company of just your party and a guide.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$338.94
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Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Zaanse Schans Half Day Tour plus Amsterdam Canal Cruise

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This fun, multifaceted tour touches on everything the Dutch are best known for. Visit a windmill village, a clog museum (where you can watch traditional craftsmen work), a cheese farm (samples included), and take a canal cruise. The “100 Highlights” cruise passes many sites and landmarks, including the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.88
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Sightseeing Tour to the Windmills, Cheese factory and Volendam from Amsterdam

Sightseeing Tour to the Windmills, Cheese factory and Volendam from Amsterdam

Get a taste of Dutch country traditions on a private half-day trip from Amsterdam to the picturesque villages of North Holland. Explore the centuries-old industries of cheesemaking and clog carving in Zaanse Schans, famous for its working windmills that line the River Zaan. Hop back into your private vehicle for the drive to the pretty fishing village of Volendam, where there’s time to enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on the harbor or catch a ferry over to Marken, another charming heritage town.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.57
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Bus day trip Holland Windmill -Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam from Amsterdam

Bus day trip Holland Windmill -Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam from Amsterdam

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Visit two charming Dutch towns in one day: Volendam and Marken. These are top attractions in the Netherlands that most tourists don’t want to miss. They’re conveniently located near Amsterdam, making this day trip an easy stop. With round-trip shared transport, a city map, and additional recommendations from the guide, you’re all set.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.73
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Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Tour

Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken Tour

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Become acquainted with the Dutch countryside during this 8-hour day tour with your guide through the villages of Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken. Marvel at the famed windmills of Zaanse Schans as you learn of their significance to the region. Visit a clog workshop where they will carve us live this typical shoe. Take a free time to photograph the impressive landscapes. Visit Edam, a World Heritage Site and whose old town is one of the most beautiful in Holland. Enjoy in a cheese factory, where they will show us how cheese is made. This tour includes an extensive tasting. Lose yourself amidst the striking wooden houses and a maze of narrow streets in Volendam, the former fishing village. Enjoy some free time to taste the local fish. The Volendam's cod and herring are delicious! Then, travel to the old island of Marken enjoing the amazing views around you. This historic place remains well-preserved to this day. Finally we will return to Amsterdam.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.92
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Private tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs and Volendam from Amsterdam

Private tour to the Windmills, Cheese and Clogs and Volendam from Amsterdam

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Delve into traditional Dutch culture on a private countryside tour from Amsterdam. Skip the hassle of renting a car and navigating country roads, as a dedicated driver makes it easy to travel from the capital to charming villages like Zaanse Schans, Irene Hoeve, and Volendam. See working windmills, visit a cheese factory, watch how wooden clogs are made, and get tips on the top riverside restaurants for an authentic Dutch lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.22
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Old Holland & Windmills bike tour

Old Holland & Windmills bike tour

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In a small group you will cycle at an easy pace through the landscape and visit hidden windmills that tell the special story of the industry in the 17th century around Amsterdam. Visit an original neighbourhood with 17th century workers' houses and discover what makes the merchant houses in the zaan region so special. You will also visit the Zaanse Schans with its clog factory and cheese tasting.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.69
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Private Sightseeing tour to Keukenhof Gardens and the Windmills from Amsterdam

Private Sightseeing tour to Keukenhof Gardens and the Windmills from Amsterdam

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Discover the natural beauty and traditional heritage of Holland on this sightseeing adventure from Amsterdam. Following a pickup at your hotel, spin through the countryside in comfort by private vehicle to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens—where tulip bulbs bloom into a carpet of seasonal color. Take a treasure hunt or visit the petting zoo and playground, before your second stop—the elegant windmills of Zaanse Schans.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$298.62
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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Small-Group Tour from Amsterdam

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Experience an iconic landscape of fishing villages, windmills, and craftsmen’s shops on a small-group tour from Amsterdam into the Dutch countryside. Visit a series of traditional, restored windmills in Zaanse Schans, and walk the dikes and harbor of Volendam, a pretty port lined with bright houses and sailboats. Sample locally-make cheeses and Dutch schnapps, with time to choose a restaurant for lunch, then enjoy sweeping views of the landscape during the return trip to Amsterdam.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.00
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Holland Combi Tour (Giethoorn & Windmills Zaanse Schans)

Holland Combi Tour (Giethoorn & Windmills Zaanse Schans)

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GIETHOORN - ZAANSE SCHANS is a unique combination of Holland top two tourist destinations that are packaged in a simple and amazing way, which will take you in a travel experience that will not be forgotten in a lifetime. (departure from the designated location in Amsterdam). (Maximum number of 8 participants per group).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.78
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Zaanse Schans Half Day Guided Tour

Zaanse Schans Half Day Guided Tour

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Delve into the rich tapestry of typical Dutch culture on an enriching half-day tour to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. With a knowledgeable guide, observe traditional cheese making processes; marvel at the interior of a working windmill; try on some authentic wooden clogs for size; and admire the quaint and colorful architecture of Zaanse Schans village before returning to Amsterdam by comfortable coach. Gain fascinating insight into the unique culture of the Netherlands on this educational tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.31
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Zaanse Schans can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 107 Zaanse Schans tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Zaanse Schans 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Zaanse Schans costs USD 7.76. Guided Zaanse Schans tours start around USD 7.76 per person. See all 107 Zaanse Schans tickets and tours on Viator.
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