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Private Day Tour of Tulips and Windmills including a Pancake Lunch provided by Zaan Tours

Private Day Tour of Tulips and Windmills including a Pancake Lunch

Private Day Tour of Tulips and Windmills including a Pancake Lunch
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About
From Amsterdam, meet your guide to drive to Zaanse Schans, a small village full of windmills, traditional crafts and green wooden houses. Here, you will visit a clog demonstration, a cheese farm for an explanation and to taste some cheese and a working Industrial windmill. After your guided tour at Zaanse Schans, you will go to enjoy a typical Dutch lunch at a pancake restaurant before heading to Keukenhof Flower Gardens. Here you will find 800 variants of tulips in blossom and you will have plenty of time to explore these gardens. Afterwards you will be brought back to Amsterdam after a full day of excitement.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7258P17
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Keukenhof
  • Entry/Admission - Molen De Kat
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For a pickup from Amsterdam airport Schiphol, there is an additional charge of EUR 50,00. If your preferred pickup place is not listed, this will be possible. Please contact us.
  • Airports:
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Keukenhof
  • Entry/Admission - Molen De Kat
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For a pickup from Amsterdam airport Schiphol, there is an additional charge of EUR 50,00. If your preferred pickup place is not listed, this will be possible. Please contact us.
  • Airports:
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol The Netherlands
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 1 Jul. 2020
A note from Private Day Tour of Tulips and Windmills including a Pancake Lunch
Only during transportation wearing a face mask is required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Zaanse Schans
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Keukenhof
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Zaan Tours
  • 3
    Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Molen De Kat
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
9 reviews
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George W
Grand Rapids, MI13 contributions
Private tour of windmills and tulips. Our tour guide, David, was excellent.
Apr. 2019 • Couples
My wife and I enjoyed the private tour for the day...and the day ended with us experiencing the tulips in peak bloom and a walk throughout a reconstructed Holland village comprising original homes and windmills that were brought in to form a small village. A perfect day to check off from our 'bucket list' of vacation trips.
Written 28 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TCDoodles
6 contributions
Booked through Viator: Beautiful garden, interesting windmills, but NOT a private tour
May 2019 • Family
Immensely enjoyed the garden, despite the weather, as well as the lunch and village. Only disappointment was that I thought I was hiring a private guide for the day. We were shuttled among three different individuals: two drivers and one guide at Zaan Schans. Already had an IAmsterdam card so could easily have arranged transport on my own and saved a lot a money. There was no room for flexibility or convenience of leaving things in the car. Did not feel like a private tour at all.
Written 7 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

victoriabF6085FW
3 contributions
Fantastic Day
Apr. 2019
Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable, funny and sweet. My husband and I really enjoyed this private tour. Paul was on time picking us up at our hotel, spoke English very well and was so nice. We saw windmills, a demonstration of wooden shoes being made, a demonstration of the making of cheese, walk around all the windmills and went into the windmills. Paul explained the working of the windmills and what each one produced. We had a pancake lunch and went to see the tulips. The tulips are really something to see. I highly recommend this private tour. it Was just a gorgeous day!
Written 4 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

djansen1
Atlanta, GA95 contributions
Wonderful day!
Apr. 2019 • Friends
We were picked up promptly by Collum at our hotel right on time! He is such an asset to Zaan Tours, as he is both engaging and professional. He offered information when we wanted it, but didn't carry on when we didn't. Everything went smoothly with ticketing and when we were transferred to another guide at Zaanse Schans, we were also very happy with Rayetta. She was very knowledgable about the windmills and courteous and helpful as well. Highly recommend Zaan Tours!
Written 30 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tarazine
North Carolina4 contributions
Sites were Fantastic, Tour Was a Disorganized Mess
Apr. 2019 • Family
I would love to give an excellent review, because the actual attractions were wonderful! What wasn't wonderful: We were not picked up at our hotel, nor were we given the option. We were told to meet at a berm in front of a hotel near Centraal Station with the 2 other groups in our party. Our driver was half an hour late, and no one in our group was notified. (Call #1 to Tour company.) While he was very nice, he offered no "guide" advice about what we would be seeing or doing, We were dropped off at Zaanse Schans and given over to Ingrid (who was amazing, so I'll get back to her!) Another driver picked us up and apparently had no idea where we were going. We told him Pancakes were next on the itinerary but he left it to us to call the tour company to find out where we were going. (That was call #2) Again, there was no guiding of any kind. He then dropped us off at the Pancake restaurant, with no instructions. We got out of the van, he drove off! In the restaurant, they thankfully knew we were coming. Back to lunch in a minute. A third DIFFERENT driver picked us up from lunch at took us to Keukenhof, where once again, we were just dropped off. No guiding of any kind. And what's worse, we tried to get in and couldn't because we had no tickets on us. After another call to the Zaan Tours company (#3), our driver returned with the tickets he had forgotten to give us. Everyone was beyond frustrated at this point. This is not an inexpensive "tour." With tickets in hand, we entered the park, with an agreed time to meet the driver outside. Yes, driver. Not a tour guide. He didn't come in with us, and in fact has never in his life seen the gardens. We went off on our own to enjoy the beautiful gardens and regrouped later.

Zaanse Schans was beautiful and our guide, Ingrid, was incredible. She herself lives in the Windmill village and was an enthusiastic font of information. She introduced us to her neighbors, treated us with a tour of her personal home, and offered up a lot of insider tidbits.

The Pancake lunch was at a lovely lodge-style restaurant and the food was delicious! There were several options other than pancakes, by the way, and drinks, from beer and wine to milkshakes and smoothies, were included.

Keukenhoff Gardens were beautiful, amazing, exqusite! We had plenty of time there to explore and enjoy.

All in all, it was a lovely day and we met some really nice people in our small group, but I would hardly call this a private tour, except for the Windmills. We could have cobbled that together ourselves for far less money, as Zaanse Schans is free to visit to begin with!
Written 25 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew V
Fordingbridge, UK13 contributions
Good Day
Apr. 2019 • Friends
Our guide had never taken people to Keukenhof Gardens before, which surprised me since we had booked a rather pricey private tour. He was good in the afternoon at the windmills etc.

The gardens were lovely and the Zaan Schans area was also well worth seeing. The pancake lunch was surprisingly good. A good day.
Written 19 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RDCreel
Dequincy, LA33 contributions
GREAT TOUR... Best way to truly experience the region!
Bart went above and beyond to make this a most spectacular day and memorable experience! His knowledge along with his presentation makes the trip even more special. Will definitely use Zaan Tours on next trip back.
Written 16 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sunny079
Queensland, Australia43 contributions
Fantastic day
Apr. 2018 • Friends
We did this private tour with Bart today. We had a most enjoyable day spent with Bart. He gave us so much information about the areas and also plenty of time to enjoy this memorable day, including lunch at a local restaurant.
We would highly recommend this private tour as Bart was a great host and he looked after us graciously.
Thank you Bart.
Written 8 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Zaan Tours
293linhd
293linhd
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Super experience
It was wonderful! We saw all the things and our guide explained everything. Great to learn and taste the things zaa
natalieanillo
natalieanillo
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Highly recommend!
Fantastic experience! My favorite thing I did while visiting Amsterdam. The guide is from the area near Zaanse Scha
Footprints812755
Footprints812755
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a MUST DO to really understand the Netherlands windmill history
A PERFECT way to learn the rich history of the Netherlands. Bart was an amazing Tour Guide with great inside knowl
FootprintLux
FootprintLux
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Yes, you MUST do this tour 🤗
My friends said ' oh, just rent a bike and tour around by yourself. You can see the windmills by yourself, save a
kyshappells
kyshappells
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Great tour - comfortable bus and great experence.
Was a great tour - the guide was knowedgable and the busses were comfortable. The Zaanse Schans itself was amazing
Leah B
Leah B
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Must do
We did the 3 hour tour which was perfect, we were in Amsterdam for 2.5 days and this was a perfect fit. So beautifu
Lowcosthighadventure
Lowcosthighadventure
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Good bang for your buck!
I’ve been backpacking Europe for almost two months now and this might have been my favorite day trip I’ve taken! (T
hennups
hennups
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Great guide, fun trip
In the middle of a storm, this place was still lovely! Led well and very informative. Transport was comfy and quick
oliviatP461MW
oliviatP461MW
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Our guide Callum was amazing!!
We lucked out and basically had a private tour as it was only our group of three. Our tour guide Callim was friendl
782jot
782jot
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Great introduction to the things that make the Dutch famous - windmills, clogs & cheese
Friendly, informative guide. Easy pick up and drop off. Quick way to see a lot. Cheese making demo was a bit short
Experience781179
Experience781179
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Top notch tour guide
Our tour guide (Esther) had a personal connection to Zaanse Schans and shared her story growing up as a “miller’s d
RadicalRad01
RadicalRad01
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Zaans
Small group, great location, excellent knowledge from staff, enough time at each location! Loved it.
O5509DLrickw
O5509DLrickw
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Great Tour Company
I would recommend this tour company at the highest level. Personal service and totally knowledgeable about the act
chunni0604
chunni0604
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Very friendly and professional tour guide
We joined the tour of Zaan on 21 Dec, a small group of 7. Balb is our tour guide, he is very friendly and informati
stephaniehayes01
stephaniehayes01
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Stephanie
Esther was an awesome guide! We particularly enjoyed her stories and photos of where she grew up (a farm with a wo
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