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 area around Zaanse Shans is really beautifull - it is really a postcard landscape. However if you are interested in how everything Works, you have to pay a lot of admission fees as almost every...  more »
  • The place was beautiful! we went there in february 2020 and it wasnt the best time to visit there but the landscape and scenery was still pretty. it was really windy though so if youre visiting in...  more »

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