Due to Corona-virus not all places will be open so I will add the Marken tour for free. **More dates and times by request. ** We meet close to Central Station. We will carpool together to Zaandijk in my car. We then walk towards the historic windmill area of Zaanse Schans. - We pass the very first Dutch supermarket dated 1887 with all the original interior.(open on weekends) - We will visit one or two 17th and 18th century windmills. We go up and experience the enormous power of these very first factories in the world. - We stroll towards the cheese farm and have a small cheese tasting, be prepared for some Lavender Goat Cheese and Smoked Cheese with Jalapeños. - Next we visit an Old Dutch Candy Store; you can buy coffee, waffles, pastries, dutch candy; your belly will grow and your teeth fillings will fall out. - Finally we go the workplace where the wooden shoes/clogs are made: “ What happens when you blow into a clog?! “ - We walk back through the village, and travel back to Amsterdam. *Truth be told, this beautiful place with lots of history, can be crowded at certain times* OPTIONAL - Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot , beautiful 13th century Castle with Gardens and historic knights rooms, . (Ask for price ) 2 hours extra. - Marken, Historic 13th century Fisherman’s Island, with nice harbour and houses on poles. (Ask price) + 1,5 hours
Hi, I am Chris :-) Besides being a theater-actor, I have developed a big passion passion for Dutch History, which has grown over the years, and love to share that with you. It’s amazing to realize how deceptive simple things from the 16th century have shaped the whole history of Holland! I have been giving private tours for over 5 years now and my extensive knowledge about this wonderful historic 17th Century little village of Zaanse Schans is still expanding. And love to bring you to Marken Fisherman’s Island and Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot, which can be a nice addition to the tour. I am a very open, enthusiastic guide and always try to make you feel as comfortable as possible. This is a family friendly tour for ages 6 and up. If you are looking for an intimate and personal tour, I wanna be your Dutchman ;-).
- Stroopwafels - Cheese tasting - Dutch pastry tasting - Chocolate / licorice tasting - Make your own old-fashioned dutch…
- Bottle of water
- Windmill ticket included
Free travel from Amsterdam to Zaandijk and back.
I will bring: - 3 umbrella's - several rain-ponchos
- Zaandijk town - Zaanse Schans village - Historic Windmills - Cheese - Old Dutch Candy Store Optional : - Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot. 13th century castle and Gardens tour inside and outside. - Marken Fisherman’s Island, 13th century island and harbour walk tour.