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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  • Thw walk from the train station to the attraction is a bit far, but there are some signs to point you in the right direction. It feels like a theme park almost about of how cute it all looks. But...  more »
  • Windmills, clogs and make-your-own hot chocolate! Zaanse Schans is a small Dutch village that offers museums, restaurants and shops along with homes in a romantic setting. Oh and the windmills are a.....  more »

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