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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  • A lovely place to spend a day out of the city when the weather is nice. However, the place is too “commercial”, closes at an unreasonably early hour (5 pm), and the restaurant food is mediocre at... 
    A lovely place to spend a day out of the city when the weather is nice. However, the place is too “commercial”, closes at an unreasonably early hour (5 pm), and the restaurant food is mediocre at...  more »
  • We saw this advertised whilst staying in Zaandam. On Easter Sunday we visited and took advantage of the joint ticket to visit all the museums and cottages. The Biscuit and Chocolate museum was very... 
    We saw this advertised whilst staying in Zaandam. On Easter Sunday we visited and took advantage of the joint ticket to visit all the museums and cottages. The Biscuit and Chocolate museum was very...  more »

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