Discover Old Holland with actor guides!

Looking for a unique way to experience the Dutch heritage?

Holland Village Tours offers theatrical tours, guided by actors in costume. See the beauty of the Dutch villages through the eyes of historical figures, who gave these places their soul. 

At the Zaanse Schans, we offer Village Walks for individual visitors and groups. In other places we offer Village Walks and Dinner Walks for groups.


Traveling alone or in a small group?

Every day at 10.30, 12.30, 2.30 and 4.00 you can join mayor’s wife Kaatje Slagter on her Daily Village Walk. The tour takes 1,5 hours. It includes a theatrical walking tour and a visit to the Mayor’s Mansion, Kaatjes private home.


Groups (1-500 guests),

Groups traveling together can book a private tour with Kaatje Slagter. However, they can choose their own starting time.
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Besides our walking tour at the Zaanse Schans, we also offer theatrical tours and dinners in Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague, Zaandam, Utrecht, Volendam and Edam. Each village and city has their own historical character to perform the visit.


  • Hoorn was founded in 716 and became a major harbor town.
  • Edam is a picturesque village to the northeast of Amsterdam.
  • Volendam is a former fisher village.
  • Zaandam, the city where Claude Monet and Tsar Peter the Great lived.


  • Amsterdam has a rich history and many different areas.
  • Haarlem The capital of the province of North Holland.
  • The Hague is the governmental city of the country.
  • Utrecht is located in the heart of the Netherlands
A real authentic musthave experience!

Behind Dutch Village tours

Ingrid Marsman and her team of local experts, take you back in time. Discover history, get in touch with the Dutch and hear annecdotes. Ingrid started as a local guide and tour leader after finishing the University for Tourism. Over the years, she has visited the most beautiful places on earth with her groups. But Amsterdam and the Zaanse Schans stole her heart. 15 years ago she started to combine guiding with theatre to make your visit an unforgettable experience. As princess Beatrix, Rembrandt’s wife, auntie Sjaan from the Jordaan, a brothel owner of the Golden Age and a Mayor’s wife from Westzaan she moulds her guide stories into entertaining theatre plays, with the Dutch villages as the decor. She lives at the Zaanse Schans, in her dream house, where she invites her groups for a tour inside her Mayor’s Mansion.
The programmes of are suitable for companies, organisations, clubs, families and individuals. Offered in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian (other languages on request). Transport can be arranged by private coach, minivan, boat, bicycle, segway or tuk tuk.
Enjoy your stay in the Netherlands!

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