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Amsterdam-Zaanse Schans Cruise

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    On select days only. Days available on booking.

  • Duration

    6 hours (includes stop at Zaanse Schans for 2 hours)

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Amsterdam Noord - NDSM wharf. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a cruise through the Dutch countryside to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam
  • Enjoy sweeping picturesque views from the panoramic deck of the ship
  • Discover the hamlet of Zaanse Schan, with its trademark green wooden buildings
  • A small menu is available during the cruise, with an assortment of drinks and food
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Enjoy a cruise from the Amsterdam Noord to Zaanse Schans, a neighborhood in the Dutch town of Zaandam, near Amsterdam. Sail through the port area and enjoy sweeping views of the largest cocoa and petrol port in the world, the Port of Amsterdam, and Zaanse Schans from the panoramic boat of the deck. Soak in the comforts of the ship's luxurious interior accommodation on the cruise.

Admire the old warehouses and historic factories as you cruise on the Zaan through the world's oldest industrial area. You will be stopping at Zaanse Schans where you can explore the charming village for a couple of hours. In existence since 1961, the village has much to explore. Visit the first grocery store of Mr Albert Heijn, see the local windmills and buy local products like spices and mustard.

After going through the Wilhelminasluis, arrive at Zijkanaal 'G' and soon the 't IJ. Sail between sea shipping to and from the North Sea. Reach the Amsterdam North at the jetty of the former historic NDSM wharf. With the free NDSM ferry next to the mooring location, you’ll across 't IJ at Amsterdam Central in 20 minutes. A small menu is available during the cruise, with an assortment of drinks and food.

Experience the beauty of our Dutch cultural heritage in the Zaan region by boat and on foot!


  • Return cruise from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans
  • Entrance to the windmill village
  • Free wifi on board
  • English-speaking live guide


  • Meals
  • Gratuities 

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins early.

From Amsterdam Central Station you can take the free ferry to the NDSM wharf (purple line, F4). 

It is not allowed to consume your own drinks or food on board.

Timings and menus are subject to change. 

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