In Amsterdam North, at the jetty of the former historic NDSM yard, the ship is ready for you. The ship casts off and after departure we are directly on the IJ, where we sail between the cargo ships and perhaps a passing cruise ship to Zaandam. We sail through the port area of Amsterdam, the second largest port in the Netherlands.
The cruise to the Zaanse Schans takes about 2 hours.

In fine weather, you can enjoy the panorama deck of the ship, where you have an unobstructed view of the largest cocoa and gasoline port in the world, Port of Amsterdam, or; the port of Amsterdam, and later you have a beautiful scenic view of the Zaan and the Zaanse Schans. In bad weather, you have the comfort of the ship's luxurious interior, where catering is also located.

After docking at the Wilhelmina Lock, we sailed up the Zaan. This was the center of the "food industry" from 1800 on. Especially cacao imports by the port of Amsterdam led to the growth and prosperity of initially small companies such as Blooker and Van Houten cacao. But also big names like Verkade, Lassie, Droste, Duyvis and Bruynzeel have their roots here. The cruise on the Zaan through the world's oldest industrial area offers views of old warehouses and the historic factories.

We moor at the Zaanse Schans. Here you will have 2 hours to walk around and explore the village. What not many people know is that the Zaanse Schans is a residential and working area anno 1850, which is free to visit. It has existed since 1961. You will find Mr. Albert Heijn's first grocery store here. His later supermarket concern that grew into Ahold still has its headquarters in Zaanstad. Furthermore, the local windmills are famous. You can visit some of them and buy their products: spices and mustard.

After passing through the Wilhelmina Lock we come out on Zijkanaal 'G' and soon we are on 't IJ. Here we sail among the sea traffic to and from the North Sea. Finally, we moor in Amsterdam North at the jetty of the former historic NDSM shipyard. The free NDSM ferry next to our mooring location will take you across the IJ to Amsterdam Central in 20 minutes. So in one day by boat and on foot you have experienced our beautiful Dutch cultural heritage in the Zaan region-a fantastic experience!

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Other information

  • Free for children up to 2 years of age
  • Receive your ticket(s) directly by mail
  • Including entertainment tax
  • A small menu is available during the cruise, with an assortment of drinks and food items
  • It is not allowed to consume your own drinks or food on board
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Round trip of approx. 6 hours (Return Zaanse Schans)
Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam

The cruise visit the Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam Boat Cruises takes approximately 6 hours including embarkation, disembarkation and visit Zaanse Schans.

Prices:
Cash price ticket adults: € 49.50
Children's ticket: € 44,50
Online ticket adults: € 39,50
Online ticket children: € 34,50

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Tour of approx. 2 hours (Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans)
Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans

The Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans canal cruise takes about 2 hours including embarkation and disembarkation.

Prices:
Cash price ticket adults: € 29.50
Ticket box office price children: € 24,50
Online ticket adults: € 22,50
Online ticket children: € 17,50

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Tour of approx. 2 hours (Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam)
Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam

The canal cruise Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam takes approximately 2 hours including embarkation and disembarkation. NOTE: Departure location Kalverringdijk 25, 1509 BT Zaandam

Prices:
Cash price ticket adults: € 29.50
Ticket box office price children: € 24,50
Online ticket adults: € 22,50
Online ticket children: € 17,50

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