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 people that 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.


The Zaanse Schans is famous for its mills and wooden houses. Discover the village with Kaatje Slagter a mayor’s wife who lived here in 1850. Travel back to the Dutch industrial past on Kaatjes Daily Village Walk. As a mayor’s wife, she knows all the interesting facts. As a lady of leisure, she can also tell you the local gossip and if you’re lucky, she even reveals some of her own secrets.


Traveling alone or in a small group?

Every day at 2.30 pm you can join mayor’s wife Kaatje Slagter on her Daily Village Walk. The tour takes 2,5 hours and includes the walking tour and a visit to the Mayor’s Mansion, where Kaatje invites you to her Dutch tea party.


Groups (1-500 guests),

Traveling together who desire their own actor guide, can do the same Village Walk with Kaatje Slagter as the individual travelers. 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.

Village Walks

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

Ingrid Marsman ABOUT US

Ingrid Marsman and her team 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 Netlerlands!

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