It doesn’t get any more Dutch than this. Leaving Amsterdam behind, your first stop is the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. The name Schans means ‘defending wall’ and refers to one that was built at the end of the 16th century in the war against the Spaniards. Although you can’t actually see the wall today, it’s now home to houses and businesses close to the working windmills that you’ll be visiting. Within the village, you’ll find loads of typical Dutch crafts. Stop for a while at the wooden shoe factory and see traditional clogs being made. After that, travel through the countryside for your last visit of the day - a typical cheese farm. Here, you’ll get to learn all about the age-old process of cheese-making before sampling some yourself.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.