Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the tour cost?

Public 20 min. tour: €6,- per person.
Private tour: €100,- per hour, regardless the head count. (maximum of 12p.)
All taxes are included in these prices!

How often do your tours run/what about the weather?

As we all know, the Dutch weather can be unpredictable! Although, in summertime there are plenty of amazing sunny days which are perfect for boat rides.

Since we are devoted to providing the best experience possible for you, our boat is open. In this way you can fully experience the sun and a nice summer breeze. Due to our open boat, we only operate on days with zero to little rain.

So please consider that these times can differ from reality due to weather conditions. Although we try our best to be as punctual as possible with this schedule:

Months:

May-October

Days/Hours:

Monday – Sunday from 10:00 – 18:00.

What if I bought tickets in advance and it’s pouring rain?

Don’t worry, we got you!
If you have bought any tickets in advance from us or one of our partners and the weather turns out to be bad, we will give you a 100% refund. Just email us at ahoy@dutchboattours.nl, and we will refund you.
Since private tours take a bit more preparation every private tour can be cancelled for free 48 hours in advance. If cancelled 48 hours in advance, we will refund you the full 100% of the tour.

What is the pick-up point and how do I get there?

Our pick-up point is the main jetty at the Zaanse Schans. Once you enter the Zaanse Schans, this can’t really be missed. There are several transport options on how to come to the Zaanse Schans, including train, bus, car and bike. A detailed description on how to get to us with different options of transport can be found down here:

Train:

The Zaanse Schans area is on just a 15 minute train ride from Amsterdam. The easiest way to get to us, is with a train from the Central station in Amsterdam. Trains to the Zaanse Schans run every 30 minutes. Take the sprinter to Uitgeest (usually leaving from platform 7a) and get out at the station: “Zaanse Schans”.

From there it is about a 15 minute walk to the windmills and the jetty. For a detailed link of the walk: https://goo.gl/maps/HqFkbSbiZV12

Now this might seem like a long walk, but there are thousands of people walking this path on a daily base and that there are signs everywhere. So you can’t really go to wrong and you might even make some new friends on the way.

Bus:

Take bus 391 from Amsterdam Central station and get out at the station “Zaanse Schans”. You will pretty much immediately be at the right spot.

Car:

If you are travelling by car, just type in Schansend 7, Zaandam. This will bring you to the parking lot and, which is also more or less the entrance of the park.

Bike:

It is possible to bike from Amsterdam to the Zaanse Schans, but we would not recommend this option if you are in a rush or not experienced with biking. This journey might take a while, but can also be a nice way to check out the scenery. Please type in Schansend 7, Zaandam in your gps and Google Maps will provide you with a perfect description on how to get to us!

Who is this tour for/which languages do you operate in?

We from Dutch Boat Tours love all kinds of people.
Everybody no matter what race, age, or sexuality is welcome on our tour.
Our skippers tailor the tour to the group, so no worries about your kids, grandma’s or whoever, everybody is safe on our tour!
Our tours operate in English and Dutch, although we are exploring the options of doing tours in other languages. Got a special language request?
Just send as an email and we will do our best to provide you guys with a tour-guide in your language!

Get in touch by sending us an email via ahoy@dutchboattours.nl.

Do you have any partners that you could recommend?

Yes we do! Please check out our partner www.privatetourguideamsterdam.com for extremely well rated tours in the whole Netherlands.  More partners coming soon!