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Zaanse Schans Travel Guide: 136 reviews and 640 photos
This is a delightful "Open Air Museum" which is located on the banks of the
Zaan River, a mere 9 miles from Amsterdam. It is fully inhabited.
Here you can visit Old, Historic working Dutch Windmills and see Historic
Homes like they were in the 17th & 18th centuries.
It is very pretty, every House spick & span, a credit to the people living there.
There are Arts & Crafts, Souvenir Shops, Outdoor Cafe and a River cruise if you wish.
The De Zaan area was probably the World's 1st Industrial site. 250 Years
ago, there were approximately 800 working Windmills in the area.
The Village is FREE ADMISSION, and then there are small charges to visit
Museums and the Windmills.
It is open from 9 - 5pm daily.
Easy to get to by Bus & Train.
This was one of my best experiences in Holland.
- Pros:Lovely spot to spend an afternoon
- In a nutshell:A gorgeous piece of Dutch history
In Zaanse Schans, if you want to, you can go for a 50minute cruise on the River Zaan. There are lovely homes, the... more travel advice
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