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Windmills Clogs and Cheese tour

Zaanse Schans






This excursion takes you north of Amsterdam, to the edge of the river Zaan, where you will visit the spectacular windmill village of Zaanse Schans with its characteristic green wooden houses. One of the very first industrial villages of the Netherlands, Zaanse Schans and the surrounding area it were once home to over 700 traditional 16th century Dutch windmills. Of these, only five remain, all perfectly intact, and you will get a chance to tour one with all the traditional mechanisms explained to you.

The driver guide will also show you a little bit of the UNESCO Heritage the “Beemster” reclaimed land that lies beneath sea level.

Either before or after your tour you will head off to visit an authentic cheese farm where you will have your clog painting workshop

Workshop Decorating Wooden Shoes

This workshop includes a pair of souvenir-wooden shoes of 14cm. A pair of shoes in your own size is possible for additional costs. Decorating can be done by painting, and by engraving. For both purposes examples and different stencils are available to create an unique wooden shoe. Of course your own imagination and skills will be tested even more if you decide not to use the stencils. The workshop ends with a guided tour in the cheesefarm and clog factory, during which the wooden shoes can dry. Total duration of the workshop approx. 2 hours. Coffee and tea are complimentary during the workshop.
You can choose to decorate shoes in your own size shoe as well. - just make sure to choos the option!



Your hotel in Amsterdam (not the airport)


at your hotel in amsterdam (not the airport!) 

Things to bring

printed voucher



entrance to one windmill

clog painting workshop

coffee or tea at the workshop

transportation to and from your hotel in Amsterdam



Any entrances not listed

any food or drinks not listed


  • Cancellations more than a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
  • Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
  • No show: no restitution

Additional Info

the duration of this tour is 5 hours


Please note:

We advise to book this tour at least 48 hours in advance.

Check in at the location at least 30 minutes before departure time. 

Prices, times and itineraries are subject to change without prior notice.