Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

4.4
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
At Zaanse Schans, tour a recreated historical Dutch village filled with wooden houses and iconic windmills. An important stop along the European Route of Industrial Heritage, this open-air museum hosts 900,000 tourists every year. Its 35 wooden homes were brought from surrounding villages to the museum in the 1970s. The well-preserved windmills, which have become a symbol of the Netherlands, date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and each have their own distinct names. Walk through the buildings, stop into the shops and restaurants, take a scenic boat ride, or watch traditional Dutch craft-making during your visit. Put Zaanse Schans on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Zaandam trip site.
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  • The place is magnificent, walking through the windmills will give an idea about the old ages and how they deal with the grinding grain process . this is the second time I visited Zaanse Schans‬ and.....  more »
  • We took a local bus to go to Zaanse Schans. We went to this picturesque Dutch village for windmills, cheese and clogs. There is no entrance fee. This is a good destination for half day or full day...  more »

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