Discover the Zaan district from the water

See the Zaanse Schans from a completely new perspective by exploring it from the water! Every day, a variety of boats sails a number of routes along the River Zaan. Why not get on board the Cow Boat? The captain of this old cattle boat will be happy to enlighten you about the history of the windmills and the region. The boat sails right past the meadows, where the cows often come to say hello!

Windmill Cruises

Discover the hero roles of our Zaanse windmills. Without these ‘Dutch heroes’ the Netherlands would not have had a Golden Age and VOC at all. Also curious about the true story? Therefore, sail with this unique heroic journey and get inspired and amazed by our Zaanse World Heritage. Get to know the secrets of the mills. Our heroes. Our heroes in sight… Are you cruising along with us?

* Open daily | Every 30 minutes between 10:00 : 16:00 u.

Opening hours
High seasonapril to september
Low seasonoctober to march
Monday

10:00-16:00

Tuesday

10:00-16:00

Wednesday

10:00-16:00

Thursday

10:00-16:00

Friday

10:00-16:00

Saturday

10:00-16:00

Sunday

10:00-16:00

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Monday

10:00-16:00

Tuesday

10:00-16:00

Wednesday

10:00-16:00

Thursday

10:00-16:00

Friday

10:00-16:00

Saturday

10:00-16:00

Sunday

10:00-16:00

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Contact & Rates
Contact

Kalverringdijk 23
1509 BT Zaandam

T:
E: info@windmillcruises.nl

Rates
Adults€ 9,50
Children (4 - 12 years old)€ 5,00
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children)€ 24,50

The Zaanferry

Official boat connection from Amsterdam CS to Zaandam Center, the Zaanse Schans and Wormerveer. Sail along quickly and economically and get out at the door of the Zaanse Schans. Hop on Hop off with the day ticket and combine your trips according to your own wishes. You can find information on the ferry timetable and current rates via www.zaanferry.com

Opening hours
High seasonapril to september
Low seasonoctober to march
Monday

closed

Tuesday

closed

Wednesday

closed

Thursday

09:00-20:00

Friday

09:00-20:00

Saturday

09:00-20:00

Sunday

09:00-20:00

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Monday

closed

Tuesday

closed

Wednesday

closed

Thursday

09:00-19:00

Friday

09:00-19:00

Saturday

09:00-19:00

Sunday

09:00-19:00

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Contact & Rates
Contact

Zuiddijk 384
1505 HE Zaandam

T: 075 2071055
E: info@zaanferry.com

www.zaanferry.com

Rates
Adults (return Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam)€15,00
Kids 4 t/m 12 year (return)€7,50
kids till 3 yearfree

The Cow Boat

Take a guided boat tour through the Kalverpolder on a former cattle boat. The route passes through the meadows where the cows graze peacefully in their fields. We will sail past a diverse range of windmills and homes in the Zaanse Schans: truly a feast for the eyes! The Cow Boat is also available for group bookings, which can be made via the website.

Windmill hopper

Kick back and relax on the Windmill Hopper and set your day-to-day worries adrift! Every Saturday and Sunday, the Windmill Hopper sails over the Zaan from the De Haan site to the De Bonte Hen windmill. For further information or to book, feel free to contact the boat operators via www.varenrondzaandam.nl.

Opening hours
High seasonapril to september
Low seasonoctober to march
Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Closed

Friday

10:00-17:30

Saturday

10:00-17:30

Sunday

10:00-17:30

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Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Closed

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

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Contact & Rates
Contact

Kalverringdijk 25
1509 BT Zaandam

T: (+31)6-1697 6430
E: info@varenrondzaandam.nl

www.varenrondzaandam.nl

Rates
Adults€ 6,-
Children€ 3,-

Zaandijk pedestrian ferry

Every day, volunteers sail between the banks of the Zaan on the pedestrian ferry. You can board at Kalverringdijk or Zaandijk. The ferry can transport a maximum of 12 passengers and takes around five minutes to cross to the other side. You can read more about the passenger ferry via www.voetveerzaandijk.nl.

Opening hours
High seasonapril to september
Low seasonoctober to march
Monday

10:00-17:00

Tuesday

10:00-17:00

Wednesday

10:00-17:00

Thursday

10:00-17:00

Friday

10:00-17:00

Saturday

10:00-17:00

Sunday

10:00-17:00

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Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Closed

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

View the opening hours
Contact & Rates
Contact

Gorterspad 19
1544 RW Zaandijk

T: (+31)6-2443 8809
E: voetveerzaandijk@gmail.com

www.voetveerzaandijk.nl

Rates
Adults€ 1,00
Children up to 10 years oldGratis

Public jetties

You can moor your private/rental boat or sloop at any of the public jetties on the River Zaan. There are two public jetties in the Zaanse Schans. To visit the Zaanse Schans, you can choose from two public moorings or the marina at the De Onderlinge Sailing Association on the north side of the De Poel lake, which is a great base of operations for a visit to the Zaanse Schans. Motorboat owners are also welcome in the marina. The usual facilities are available, such as electricity and water. Another potential mooring spot in the Zaanse Schans is a small short-stay jetty on the River Zaan. You can find the jetty between the Bonte Hen and Klaverblad windmills. It is a small jetty with room for just one boat. The jetty is in a picturesque rural setting between the windmills. The third option is an equally small jetty in the De Poel lake. The jetty is on the south bank in front of the Haaldersbroeker bridge. The jetties are highlighted on the map at points 24 and 30. These two public jetties are managed by the Municipality of Zaanstad. For information and mooring opportunities, contact the Zaanstad Harbour Service:

 

Harbour Office
Westkade 2, 1506 BA Zaandam
Tel. +31 (0)75-681 68 88
Fax. +31 (0)75-681 67 99
Email havens@Zaanstad.nl

 

Opening hours
Monday-Friday: 08:00 -12:00 and 13:00-16:00. For emergencies outside these hours, you can contact the Zaanstad Standby Harbour Service: +31(0) 75 6701 701.