Private full day tour to Giethoorn and Zaanse Schans

On this private full day tour, we combine beautiful landscapes and historic villages, see windmills, explore traditional crafts, and taste local delicacies like cheese and cookies.

Giethoorn is also known as the Venice of the North! There is time to explore the preserved village on foot and see how each farmhouse is built on a small man-made island. Wander the narrow footpaths to discover hundreds of bridges and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village during our boat tour!

Discover the Dutch countryside driving to historic open-air museum Zaanse Schans: see windmills, waterlands, cheese makers, and clog factories up close, and learn about the region’s rich history. Visit Zaanse Schans traditional wooden windmills and distinctive green wooden houses which were relocated there to recreate the atmosphere of an 18th/19th-century village. Here oil, paint, mustard, and paper were produced.

 We will spend about 3 hours including a boat tour, demonstrations of wooden shoe making, and a visit to a cheese factory. A photo stop at the bank of Zaan River for the best panoramic view of all the windmills is of course included!

We are very flexible and can customize the tour to your specific requests!



08.00 pick up at your accommodation.

09.30 Giethoorn

Known as the “Venice of North,” the village of Giethoorn is known for its many canals and picturesque footpaths and bridges. You will explore the fairytale village on foot and experience the scenery on a leisurely trip through the canals on a boat tour!

We will enjoy coffee and cake (or an early lunch) in Giethoorn before we drive to our next stop!

12.00 transit to Zaanse Schans

13.45 Zaanse Schans

This open-air museum deserves much more time than the regular tours provide! We include a boat ride to look at all the mills and houses from the water. Take your time to see the mills, wooden shoe making demonstration and cheese making. Explore the museum and have lunch at one of the restaurants.


  • Pick up at hotel
  • Transfers from Amsterdam in sedan or minivan
  • Guide
  • Guided boat tour in Giethoorn
  • Guided boat tour in Zaanse Schans
  • Entry tickets to 2 windmills in Zaanse Schans
  • Cheese tasting
  • Cold drinks and snacks during transits
  • Small souvenir

Excluded: Meals

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