"It doesn't get any more dutch than this" Top 5 Page for this destination Zaanse Schans by Mique

Zaanse Schans Travel Guide: 158 reviews and 716 photos

Roy (Imaniac) convinced Brandon (Europebn) and me to come accompany him to the Zaanse Schans for his 'exploring the Netherlands' quest...

I hadn't been here in many many years and i must say.. i had a very enjoyable day.

You'll be hard pressed to find a more Dutch place in the whole of the Netherlands. Most of the buildings here originally stood somewhere else and have been transported to this site when the buildings could no longer resist the growing expansions of the places they belonged to

So it is basically feels like a whole open air museum with people living in it.

At the Zaanse Schans you'll also have a Clogs (work)shop and museum. And they have some real astonishing clogs. I think i took at least half of my Zaanse Schans pictures here...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Much fun to spend a day here
  • Cons:Very touristy place
  • In a nutshell:A must do even if it means you're with 1000 others
  • Last visit to Zaanse Schans: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2004 at 2:41 PM

    Super page! The mini windmills were used as water pumps to keep the fields from flooding prior to the current electric pumps.

  • Apr 29, 2004 at 3:21 AM

    Simply fantastic., Superb..You have put great efforts in creating this page...congrats...

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2004 at 9:03 PM

    That's quite some interesting name for that Mill. I love the look of the Mustard Mill, interesting origin. What a great place to visit, great job they have made of it.

  • Imaniac's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 9:47 AM

    Heeey Sandra, finally a page on ZS. And a great one if I may say so. Great pictures !!! Until next time.


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