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The Zaanse Schans

All tips edited feb 2011
The Zaanse Schans is a kind of open air museum with buildings and windmills.

Look for info before you go on http://www.zaanseschans.nl/
As the openingtimes and days are different for the buildings and some things depends of the weather
some general info i copied from the site as it does not fit with the tips

The Zaanse Schans Information Desk is situated in the reception area of the Zaans Museum and is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. The Zaanse Schans is open daily throughout the year. There is no entrance fee, however some of the attractions charge an admission fee.
During the winter months some of the attractions are only opened in the weekends. For further information please contact the Zaanse Schans Information Desk or the opening hours on the website.

The Zaanse Schans Information Desk
Zaans Museum
Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam
Tel +31 (0)75 681 00 00
Fax +31 (0)75 617 69 80
E-mail: info@zaanseschans-museum.nl

Zaanse Schans Card
Would you also like to visit the Zaanse Schans? Choose for convenience with our Zaanse Schans Card. This card provides several discounts on admissions for museums, windmills and purchases at shops. You can buy the card at the information desk of the museum.
adult 9.50 euro some free some discount look on the site

< 30 minutes
? 1,00
Day card
? 7,00
? 11,00
streets near the trainstation are free as before you park your car if it is free there.
How to get there
Just 10 miles northwest of Amsterdam the Zaans Museum is easily accessible by car, train or bus.
(take a look at Transport around Amsterdam)

By car
From Amsterdam
Via the A10 Amsterdam ring direction Zaanstad. Take A8 and then A7 direction Purmerend. Take the exit Zaanse Schans and follow the signs to the Zaanse Schans. Turn right at the roundabout for the car park.
From Alkmaar
A9 direction Zaanstad. Take exit N203 direction Wormerveer/Zaandam. From here follow the signs to the Zaanse Schans.

By train
Only four stops (20 minutes) by train from Amsterdam Central Station. Take the stop train direction Alkmaar to Koog-Zaandijk. From the station simply follow the signs to the Zaanse Schans. It is ten minute walk from the station.

By bus
From Amsterdam
There is an excellent bus service operating from Amsterdam Central Station direct to the Zaanse Schans. Bus 91 leaves Amsterdam Central Station twice hourly and stops next to the Zaans Museum.

From Zaandam
Busses run from Zaandam Station to the Zaanse Schans every hour. Take bus 89 direction Wormerveer to Koog aan de Zaan. The bus stop is situated at windmill De Bleeke Dood.

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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 10:06 AM

    Hi Diana, Just realized that I've never seen this page before. Probably because soon after the meeting I left for my big trip. Reminds me that I should load my own pictures from the meeting.

  • nixca316's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2007 at 8:19 AM

    Wow! Die houten schoenen en hun ontwerpen zijn prachtig! Have a great day! Happy traveling!

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 9:35 AM

    Had ik dan toch een dagje langer moeten blijven? (Dan was mijn tuin nog steeds een puinhoop!). Great T-logues! PJ

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 8:56 AM

    Wow Diana , you & Jose did a fantastic job organizing this meeting I can see that in your pictures .Looks like so much fun I am really amazed by how nice Zaansche Schans is I have never been there I can see that we should go there Great page Diana.

  • tompt's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 8:22 AM

    Great impression of a great trip. THANKS again.

  • Carmela71's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2004 at 3:45 PM

    What a great meeting Diana! Now I am even more jealous! Great pics

  • morgane1692's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2004 at 3:20 AM

    mmmm, I have such wonderful memories of ZS! I discovered the fabulous world of goatcheese here. And that chocolatey smell all around town...heavenly!!!

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