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NEW: Windmill Boat Tour w. Food & Drinks

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 32 reviews.Zaandam, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Ilija

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our journey starts at a dock close to Zaandam station. Step aboard at our luxury licensed boat and we will start with the cool city of Zaandam. Zaandam is an upcoming city with contemporary as old-school architecture and has played an incredibly important role in the history of holland. Explore this local city while our group gets to know each other and while friendships are being born. After a short ride we will arrive to what drives millions of tourists every year: the Windmills of the Zaanse Schans.
You will see 7 lined up windmills and we will have the best view from the water. Our skipper will tell you amazing stories about the secrets of the windmills. At the other side you will see beautiful typical Dutch houses, which can only be seen up close by boat. After this we get to the scenic town of Wormerveer. This town has an interesting mix between old-school architecture and raw industrialism. Both towns are still authentic destinations where you can get a real taste of holland. While we are cruising over the beautiful Zaan, you will also see the unique stretched out Dutch Countryside. During the ride you can enjoy our unlimited selection of local beers, red wines and white wines, soft drinks, cheese and other Dutch snacks.
Our tour has a maximum capacity of 10p to ensure high quality.
Our journey starts at a dock close to Zaandam station. Step aboard at our luxury licensed boat and we will start with the cool city of Zaandam. Zaandam is an upcoming city with contemporary as old-school architecture and has played an incredibly important role in the history of holland. Explore this local city while our group gets to know each other and while friendships are being born. After a short ride we will arrive to what drives millions of…

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What's included

  • Food
    A selection of dutch snacks, like cheese, stroopwafels, liquirice and some...
  • Drinks
    Dutch craft beers that you won't get on your typical touristic tour. A sele...
  • Transport
    A beautiful luxury boat equiped with a license and all the necessary safety...
  • Equipment
    Swimming vests in case we end up like the Titanic ;).
    (This is never...
From ₹3,053
/ person
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Meet your host, Ilija

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 32 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Ahoy! We from Dutch Boat Tours are two young individuals with a big passion for boats and everything that has to do with it. After years of working in the tourism industry, founding a boat tours company came natural to us. Other people would describe us as relaxed, cool, passionate and funny. We are both well traveled and speak (almost) perfect English. With over 10 years of skipper experience you will not only be save on our boat, but we also guarantee you an amazing ride. See you soon!
COVID-19 extra measurements ​
-The Dutch Boat Tours crew assures a clean and disinfected boat by cleaning according to the government instructions prior each cruise.
-All people must feel well prior the cruise
-Hand-sanitizer will be provided.
Ahoy! We from Dutch Boat Tours are two young individuals with a big passion for boats and everything that has to do with it. After years of working in the tourism industry, founding a boat tours company came natural to us. Other people would describe us as relaxed, cool, passionate and funny. We are both well traveled and speak (almost) perfect English. With over 10 years of skipper experience you will not only be save on our boat, but we also guarantee you an amazing ride. See you soon!
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Where you'll be

We start at the jetty on the opposite of Cafe De Fabriek. Once you arrive here at the water, you can't really miss us. From here we cruise through Zaandam, to the windmills and then to Wormerveer. You will experience 3 cities, with all a mixture of old industrial buildings, mixed with oldschool Dutch houses, new industry and historical industry like Windmills. Here you will get a taste of how life goes down in the Dutch countryside

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Joanne
August 2020
De tour met Ilija was erg gezellig! We waren erg blij dat we nog mee konden :) (per ongeluk verkeerde datum opgegeven, maar de host was erg flexibel! Het was een heerlijke tocht met een leuk verhaal! De interessante details en niet alle overbodige informatie. Muziekje erbij en een gezellig praatje! TOF!
De tour met Ilija was erg gezellig! We waren erg blij dat we nog mee konden :) (per ongeluk verkeerde datum opgegeven, maar de host was erg flexibel! Het was een heerlijke tocht…
Thomas
July 2020
Schöne Fahrt in kleiner Gruppe an toller Kulisse entlang. Viele Fotogelegenheiten, leckere Snacks, reichlich Getränke. Interessante Gespräche mit Kapitän Illia. Hat uns wesentlich mehr Spass gemacht, als die 0815-Massen-Touri-Grachten-Tour in Amsterdam!
Schöne Fahrt in kleiner Gruppe an toller Kulisse entlang. Viele Fotogelegenheiten, leckere Snacks, reichlich Getränke. Interessante Gespräche mit Kapitän Illia. Hat uns wesentlich…
Tina
October 2019
Maurice was our tour guide. He was super nice and was quite knowledgeable about things going up and down the river.. windmills, cacao buildings, etc. The wine, beer and snacks were a great touch. I’m quite thankful that there was a pit stop on this tour to use the bathroom, it was much needed after one too many beers! I would recommend bringing a jacket to this tour if you’re doing it in the cold season. The tour would’ve been cancelled if it had rained but luckily it didn’t and I’m glad i got to experience this! Highly recommend!
Maurice was our tour guide. He was super nice and was quite knowledgeable about things going up and down the river.. windmills, cacao buildings, etc. The wine, beer and snacks were…
Shubhashis
September 2019
A very jovial young chap. He knows the area the best. The trip was an awesome experience. We even got down at the countryside near to windmill to click pictures. He even took us to a restaurant to use toilets.
Holliann
September 2019
This is truly an amazing experience! Very accessible if staying in Amsterdam and very much so worth it. Ilija was so fun and very knowledgeable of the area and was able to give a local perspective. It was a unique way to see the windmills in a smaller group making it more special. I couldn’t recommend the experience enough!
This is truly an amazing experience! Very accessible if staying in Amsterdam and very much so worth it. Ilija was so fun and very knowledgeable of the area and was able to give a l…
Christian
September 2019
This was a wonderful tour of the windmills. Great escape from the main city area of Amsterdam and a chance to learn about the history of the Netherlands. Would recommend to anyone.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

The tour might get cancelled due to bad weather conditions.
Also note that with less than 4 guests the tour might get cancelled!

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