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Cruise to Zaanse Schans on the coolest mode of transport from Amsterdam

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Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans: 2 hours
  • Hop on the coolest mode of transport from Amsterdam or Zaanse Schans - the Zaanferry
  • Cruise through the Hembrug terrain, once a 'secret' military spot with a weapon and munition factory
  • Stop for shopping in Zaandam or travel on through to the heritage village Zaanse Schans

Board this cozy boat in Amsterdam or Zaanse Schans and cruise through the Hembrug terrains and back again. Stop in Zaandam for some shopping or lunch, or just cruise onwards and enjoy the views!

This brand new boat connection from Amsterdam Central to Zaanse Schans and back takes you through the Hembrug terrain, a site of industrial heritage and sprawling woodland. You won't believe you're still so close to Amsterdam!

The Hembrug terrain was a secret military spot with a weapon and munition factory and from 1890 it was home to a defense line comprising 46 forts, batteries, locks and dikes. It's still listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List today.

And toward the end of your journey... the windmills of quaint heritage village Zaanse Schans come into view. Idyllic!

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Starting point
Unnamed Road, 1011 AA, Amsterdam
Zaanse Schans
Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

Show your smartphone tickets when boarding the boat. You can get on and off the boat at any of the stops!


Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date.

Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Not accessible for electric wheelchairs
Additional info

Departure Times


  • AMS Station-Hembrug-Zaandam: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00
  • Zaandam-Hembrug-AMS Station: 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
  • Zaandam-Verkade-Zaanse Schans-Batavia-Wormerveer: every hour on the hour, 09:00-18:00
  • Wormerveer-Batavia-Zaanse Schans-Verkade-Zaandam: every hour on the hour, 10:00-19:00
  • Zaanse Schans-Verkade-Zaandam: every hour, 09:30-18:30



  • AMS Station-Hembrug-Zaandam-Zaanse Schans: 10:00, 14:00, 18:00
  • Hembrug-Zaandam-Zaanse Schans: 10:35, 14:35, 18:35
  • Zaandam-Zaanse Schans: 11:00, 15:00
  • Zaanse Schans-Zaandam-Hembrug-AMS Station: 12:00, 16:00
  • Zaandam-Hembrug-AMS Station: 09:00, 13:00, 17:00
  • Hembrug-AMS Station: 09:15, 13:15, 17:15


  • Zaandam-Hembrug: 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
  • Hembrug-AMS Station: 09:15, 11:15, 13:15, 15:15, 17:15
  • AMS Station-Hembrug: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00
  • Hembrug-Zaandam: 10:35, 12:35, 14:35, 16:35, 18:35
Oct 7, 2018
Not to be missed. Best service.
Sep 7, 2018
wonderful experience. lovely captain.
Jun 11, 2018
Absolutely the best experience we had in Amsterdam! The privacy of the boat beats the fully packed tourist options out there, the staff were amazing and couldn’t be more attentive. Just be aware you do have to change boats! would happily recommend this to everyone looking for a beautiful day trip and a relaxing cruise along the river. This is by far the best way to see everything! Book it now! for the price you pay you seriously cannot go wrong!!
Sep 21, 2018
Prima op tijd
Aug 30, 2018
Orari rispettati e personale molto gentile ... super
Aug 17, 2018
Einfache Buchung und ein tolles Erlebnis mit super freundlicher Crew.
Aug 2, 2018

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