Sail along with the Windmill Cruises along the Zaanse Schans. Resident a piece of authentic unique Dutch glory from the water. Discover our national heritage of the Zaanse mills in a beautiful setting and learn about the heroic role that the Zaanse mills had during the Golden Century and during the time of the VOC.
Windmill Cruise Zaanse Schans:
From the water, you have a beautiful view of the windmills of the Zaanse Schans. In addition, you will not be bothered by the rows of tourists on the water and you have an ideal place to be able to take beautiful photos. The 5 mills you pass all have a different function. When the boat moors you can view the mills up close and also visit one from the inside. You can also visit a shipyard, clog maker, grocery store, cheese maker and a bakery museum. We can’t make it any more Dutch!
The Zaanse Schans:
The Zaanse Schans is a uniquely preserved historic environment in the municipality of Zaanstad with authentic wooden buildings. The wooden buildings have not all been in that place from the beginning. Various buildings were brought from another location to the Zaanse Schans by means of low-loaders and eventually restored to their former glory. Many of those buildings have been opened to tourists today.
Note: Every half hour a boat of the windmill cruise departs
Did you know:
Did you know that in 2017 around 2.2 million tourists visited the Zaanse Schans?
Events and arrangements:
In addition to the regular Zaanse Schans Cruise, you can also book special arrangements such as the Chocolate River Tour, the Heroes insight package and the Zaanse Schans Cruise combined with a visit to Zaandam with a shuttle bus. In addition, the Zaanse Schans Cruise is ideal for smaller private parties, company outings or product presentations. And possibly with or without entertainment on board.