Tickets for Zaanferry

Take a return journey on the waterways between Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans

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Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans: 2 hours
  • 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
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!

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
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Wheelchair accessible
Not accessible for electric wheelchairs
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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
Jun 21, 2019
This service was easy, fast and efficient.
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!!
Jun 7, 2019
Ja leuke tocht en jonge aspirant schipper. Hij weet veel en wordt een goede schipper.
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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