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
It is very difficult time as the most of the places to visit in The Netherlands are locked down. But Zaanse Schans is a beautiful recreational area where you can see amazing landscape, lot of active..... more »
When keen to find out what the Netherlands is all about, please do plan a visit to Zaanse Schans, a short drive north of Amsterdam. While you have to pay for parking, the museum village is free of..... more »
Beautiful landscape and great Zaans museum! The wooden shoe factory is the must Even during corona worth the visit... it’s a open air experience and when inside of locations the rules are very much.... more »
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