A whole new way of experiencing the Zaanse Schans

Have you always wondered how the Dutch past was like? This is a unique chance to learn more about the Netherlands in the 18th century on the historical Zaanse Schans with its traditional houses and windmills. Join our Daily Walking Theatre, preformed by Ingrid Marsman, a resident of the village, experienced guide and actress. She will bring you back to 1850 on a informative and entertaining tour where you will be welcomed by her character Kaatje Slagter, the mayors wife, and you will join her on her daily walk. She will share with you the latest gossip and shows you where to find the clog factory, cheese farm and windmills. One of the hilights on the tour is a visit to her own home, the ‚Mayor’s Mansion‘ where she will proudly show you her antique doll house and tiled chimneys. In the cozy dinging room you can enjoy tea and cookies that are served by the maid.

Would you rather like to do a whole day of discovering the countryside of the netherlands including the Zaanse Schans? We have a great offer for you here.

LOCATIONThe walk starts between the tour boats and mill De Huisman, Kalverringdijk 23, Zaanse Schans
DEPARTURE TIMESMarch – October, tours begin at 11 AM with our final tour of the day at 4 PM
November – February, we offer 2 tours, one at 11 AM and one at 2 PM.
✅  45-minute tour of the Zaanse Schans✅  Live Guide
✅  Free tea and cookies


PUBLIC TRANSPORTTake the train to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam Central station. From station Zaandijk Zaanse Schans it’s a 6 minute walk to the Zaanse schans.
TICKET TYPEPrinted ticket or ticket on your mobile phone (with a QR code)

Extra Information

  • Groups over 15 participants traveling together can book our ‘Walking Theater Experience’.
    They can choose from our 45-minute tour, our extended 1,5 hour tour or our 4-hour VIP tour.
  • Exclusive tour over the Zaanse Schans with live theatre guide
  • Fun and entertaining way to learn more about the history of the Netherlands
  • Explore the traditional houses and windmills from inside and out

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