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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  • For those staying in the Centre of Amsterdam obviously takes a bit of time to get to Zaanse roughly one hour and more but it is a must that you can't quite give up. A wonderful landscape where they emerge these large Mills symbol of his beloved Holland. We visited during the winter with a sunny day it was awesome, but I think the spring is suitable. Within the various mills were placed so many types of local workmanship performed by locals dressed the place can not be outdone and various small shops with local specialities.
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  • Where you learn that the mills were not just for grinding grain but for sawing wood, make paints and oils. A pleasant stroll to little time.
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  • Fantastic place. Lots to do and see. We bought our own train ticket for a fraction of the cost of the organised tours and walked a short distance to he mills. Was wowed by the sights. Loved the shops ...  more »
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