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Zaans Museum, Zaandam

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  • Initially we went to the Museum, because we have read much positive. Once there, we were already served by the high parking fees over €10! When we then went towards windmill, etc., the day had gone. Everything on mass tourism and stall after another. The Museum, which has little for us to do! 1 x and never again!
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  • The Museum is located a short distance from the magnificent windmills of Zaanse schans. Don't bother with the group tour: costing a figure and you have to run to see things. Get up early, an date to Amsterdam Central station and about €7 I bought a round trip ticket and you reach the resort by train. If you have the iamsterdam card the Museum is included. This is a collection of artifacts related to entrepreneurial activities fate in the Zaan, from the processing of whale oil to chocolate production, processing of spices. There's even an entire chain of production of chocolate chip cookies (which you can also taste). Finally, the icing on the cake, a collection of paintings, mostly portraits and landscapes and even a Monet!
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  • Went in just because I have the iAmsterdam card. It was not a big museum but enough to tell you about history of windmills in Netherlands. The Verkade experience was bonus, so spending maybe a bit of ...  more »
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  • Very nice place that attracts lots of tourists. The museum and the biscuit and chocolate factory was best. They have a superb archive of the factory and what it was like to work there. The rest, although lovely, was crowded. You should buy a ticket that gets you into everything so you can visit one of the windmills, the Coopers and the Clock Museum too as well as a reduced parking rate. There are lots of shops selling tourist tack. This will fill 3 hours easily.
  • It's beautiful! Lots to do at the place! There's a cheese factory with amazing cheese(Buy the Gouda variety). They have a worshop in which they demonstrate how to make wooden clogs. In addition to these, it's filled with fun things to do. And the view is spectacular, one that you can't get tired of! All in all, an amazing experience and a great way to see everything Dutch!
  • If your interested in learning about the roots of The Netherlands, you've gotta visit this museum and it's outdoor facilities. There are a variety of expeditions to explore, such as the chocolate museum, history of clogs (wooden shoes) and a tour of the wondmills. Absolutely beautiful!
  • Working windmill near Amsterdam! Free entrance only at the Spice Mill while the other mills may be privately owned. All mills are operational and producing items for sale and entrance may be at a fee to help upkeep and maintain these very nice windmills.
  • Zaans museum is a great and nice museum to introduce windmill history. You will find the sub-level is showing the history of Verkade chocolate factory. If you ever go to Zaans Schans, you must visit this museum.

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