Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

4.5
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 .
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  • We visited this very commercial attraction during our recent trip to The Netherlands. It is a pleasant bus ride from Amsterdam with free admission to the general area. There are the windmills (some of...  more »
  • A lot of tour operators take you for a half day tour from Amsterdam to the beautiful country side. This small hamlet at a few minutes drive from the busy city is worth a visit. You shall experience th...  more »
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