Sail along and discover the heroic roles of the Zaanse windmills
See the Zaanse Schans wonderfully comfortable from a boat of Windmill Cruises. On the way you'll come across eight mills! Get to know their secrets on an exciting cruise.
Dutch heroes are called shipping company Windmill Cruises: the many windmills you count in the Zaanse Schans. Without these 'Dutch heroes' the Netherlands would not have known a great Golden Age and VOC at all. You'll hear about that on a unique heroic 25-minute tour.
Each mill is different
The eight mills you encounter along the way are built for different purposes. You will pass, among others, spice mill De Huisman, corn mill De Bleeke Dood and De Kat: the only working paint mill in the world. They're all covered in the compelling story you hear on board.
Visit a mill
The boat stops for half an hour at wood mill Het Jonge Schaap. A great opportunity to see such a unique Zaanse mill inside for € 4.50 per person! The entrance fee for children is € 2.50. But of course you can also stretch your legs.