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.
Zaanse Schans reviews
The bus loads of Far East Asian tourists are not here. Whatever trickle gets here, they are milked to the max by charging outrageous prices. Shockingly overpriced more »
Thw walk from the train station to the attraction is a bit far, but there are some signs to point you in the right direction. It feels like a theme park almost about of how cute it all looks. But... more »
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