Countryside Drive to Zaanse Schans & Edam

Journey into the sprawling countryside to visit the windmill village of Zaanse Schans and the quaint town of Edam on this delightful, half-day excursion.

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Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended. Zaanse Schans, lying to the north of Amsterdam, has been lovingly preserved in the style of the 18th-century Zaan communityThe name is derived from the defending wall, Schans, which was erected at the end of the 16th century for the war against the SpaniardsThough the wall has disappeared, the name was revived in 1950 when it became the location where houses and small businesses from several villages from the 17th and 18th centuries were relocatedAlong the river Zaan lie quaint houses and windmills, many traditionally constructed of wood and painted greenVisit the exterior of one windmill, which affords a spectacular view over the river ZaanAs you stroll through the nearby village, you will pass typical Dutch crafts and a wooden shoe factoryFrom Zaanse Schans, your motor coach will continue through the rolling countryside to Edam, world-renowned for its production of cheeseTake a brief stroll along the narrow, winding streets and pass the Tower, once a part of the church that was destroyed in the 19th century, before visiting the cheese weighing house and the Dam, known for its 18th-century town hallReturn to the pier and your Crystal ship via motor coach Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.