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 hopper

Let go of all your cares and enjoy a soothing tour along the windmills of the Zaanse Schans in the Windmillhopper boat. During this interactive boat tour, you will learn the history of each windmill, which is explained by our local guide.
The Windmillhopper (motorboat) departs every Saturday and Sunday from the spice mill De Huisman. The tour takes approximately 25 minutes with a limit of 10 guest.

Opening hours
High seasonapril to september
Low seasonoctober to march
Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Closed

Friday

Closed

Saturday

10:30-18:00

Sunday

10:30-18:00

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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 23
1509 BT Zaandam

T: (+31)6-1697 6430
E: [email protected]

www.windmillhopper.nl

Rates
Adults€ 7,50
Children€ 4,00

Opening hours
High seasonapril to september
Low seasonoctober to march
Monday

Closed

Tuesday

09:00-17:00

Wednesday

09:00-17:00

Thursday

09:00-17:00

Friday

09:00-17:00

Saturday

09:00-17:00

Sunday

09:00-17:00

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Monday

closed

Tuesday

closed

Wednesday

closed

Thursday

closed

Friday

closed

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: [email protected]

www.zaanferry.com

Rates
Adults (return Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam)€15,00
kids till 3 yearfree

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

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.

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.

Openingshours

Mai – September daily from 10:00 till 17:00u

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 [email protected]

 

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.