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  Zaanse Schans
by margaretvn

This area on the river Zaan has typical Zaan houses, windmills and buidlings. In some of the windmills you can still buy their products - I really like the mustard mill. All the houses are built from wood and coated in tar. Stone houses would have sunk into the peat earth. Here is also the very first "Albert Heijn" shop which dates from 1887 - nowadays there is an AH in almost every village in the country. There is also a cheese making factory and a great pancake restuarant- My favourite pancake is always apple and bacon and then topped with syrup. While wandering around you are often breathin in the heavy sweet smell of cocoa from the chocolate factories along the Zaan.

Address: Schansend 1
Directions: is well signposted
Website: http://www.zaanseschans.nl

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 28, 2005
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