Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

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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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  • As Dutch people we had never visited the Zaanse Schans before, unlike millions of foreign visitors. We went on a late evening during Corona period and nobody there! And how wonderful it is. Lovely...  more »
  • i personally don't like this place. it is not very much historical and have no charm. most of the windmill requires paying to enter, but this place is the best place to relax on the bright side  more »
  • We had a horrible experiences in this fake Dutch village. At the entrance there are people who are taking pictures without ANY consent and they develop and sell pictures, again without any...  more »

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