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NORTH HOLLAND SIGHTSEEING AND WINDMILL VILLAGE

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $1657 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $1820 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $2099 USD
Private Tour for up to 7 (Not a per person rate) $2121 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $2714 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate) $2781 USD
Private Tour for up to 12 (Not a per person rate) $2853 USD
Private Tour for up to 14 (Not a per person rate) $2895 USD
Private Tour for up to 16 (Not a per person rate) $3309 USD
Private Tour for up to 18 (Not a per person rate) $3380 USD
Private Tour for up to 20 (Not a per person rate) $3525 USD
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NORTH HOLLAND SIGHTSEEING AND WINDMILL VILLAGE

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Most of the windmills in Zaan Schans are still operating today and serve as everything from saw mills to oil mills. As urban development spreads through North Holland the village of Zaan Schans is considered by many to be a windmill sanctuary.

This tour tells you the story of Holland’s gorgeous windmills. World-famous for its innovative and extensive use of wind energy, Holland’s windmills are both romantic and highly practical. Windmills are the reason that much of Holland exists at all. Because much of the country sits below sea level, wind energy powered the effort to pump the water off of Holland’s land base.

Your tour begins with a drive through the North Holland countryside. On your way, you’ll stop at a cheese farm to taste a few varieties of gouda, Holland’s specialty cheese. When you reach the Windmill Village of the Zaanse Schans, you’ll have a chance to enter an operating windmill and see how it works. From there, you’ll visit a wooden shoe maker and then travel on to the Enclosure Dike, where you’ll drive on a road surrounded by seas on both sides. You’ll have an opportunity to stop in the middle of the Dike to visit its monument and appreciate this wonder of engineering.

Continuing on, you’ll meander on a scenic road through the countryside to Volendam. This charming fishing village is your chance to eat some wonderful fresh fish, a Dutch pancake, or simply appreciate its beautiful seaside houses.

Time permitting, you’ll visit the beautiful city of Edam on your return drive.

National Windmill Day in Amsterdam is May 11th!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or your hotel
  • Private vehicle with English speaking driver/guide
  • Zaanse Schans Windmill Village
  • Enclosure Dike Monument
  • Historic Volendam
  • Visit to Edam (time permitting)
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (8 hrs)
  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Admission to a spice windmill is included in the price of the tour. If you would like to enter an additional windmill admissions range from 2 to 4 Euros.
• Food and beverages are not included in the price of the tour.