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Roundtrip ticket for the Zaanferry
  • Hop on the coolest mode of transport between Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans – the Zaanferry
  • Cruise through the Hembrug terrain, once a 'secret' military spot with a weapon and ammunitions factory
  • Stop for shopping or a bite in picturesque Zaandam or travel on through to the heritage village of Zaanse Schans

Travel in style on board this fancy ferry between Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans and cruise through the Hembrug terrains and back again. Stop in Zaandam for some shopping or lunch, or just follow the winds and enjoy the views!

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

Hembrug was a secret military location with a weapons and ammunitions factory, and from 1890 onwards, it was home to a defense line comprising 46 forts, batteries, locks, and dikes. This interesting location managed to sneak its way into the UNESCO World Heritage list thanks to its historical value.

You'll end your journey in the quaint village of Zaanse Schans, lined with windmills by the riverbank. Keep your camera ready to snap views of this idyllic Dutch dwelling.

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Starting point
Unnamed Road, 1011 AA, Amsterdam
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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!

Departure Times

May-Sep:

  • 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

Oct-Apr:

Thu-Sat:

  • 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

Sun:

  • 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
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