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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  • This place is a must-go for all first timers to Amsterdam, it is quite easy to get there by bus from Amsterdam Central Station. Entry is free, so you can just take a stroll around and breath in the...  more »
  • Visiting Zaanse Schans is totally free so it's definitely worth the day trip. It's easy to get here if you take the Sprinter. Went during late winter so the trees and flowers were not yet in full...  more »

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