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Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 75 6810000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and...
This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Our second visit to Zaanse Schans

This was our second visit. The first in 2007 and second in 2014. Loved it both times. Really enjoyed the Windmills and everything there. Our Grandson loved the visit too

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

It is a must see place if you are a tourist. it makes you see the 'real Netherlands' with their windmills, clogs museum and their cheese factory. Read more on https://jenitadarmento.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/zaanse-schans-the-pretty-windmill-village/

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit. The first in 2007 and second in 2014. Loved it both times. Really enjoyed the Windmills and everything there. Our Grandson loved the visit too

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La Plata, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Zaanse Schans is closer to Amsterdam than some other living history sites, so it is popular with large bus groups. We expected crowds, especially because we visited at tulip time, and we went here anyway because, like many others, we didn't have time to go further afield. Even so, Zaanse Schans was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. On... More 

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Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Crowded with tourists, but a beautiful place nevertheless. The mills, the clogs and the landscape come together to make this the 'dutchest place in the world'. Worth a visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

thanks to trip advisor we knew what to expect. we liked the area, but very touristy. we picked the sawmill windmill to visit and it was very good to actually go up inside the sawmill and watch the wood being cut. the free clog making was very good to watch. the cooper venue was closed, when we were there. the... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

ample parking near the new museum. Beautifully landscaped with a walking path, foot bridges to the windmills. See a cheese factory on the path. See the inside of working windmills. Climb to the top of the windmill for a lovely view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking - simply breathe taking. Love the air, love the walk, it feels like in fairy tale, feels like going back to old days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A lovely day out. Woodmill a thumbs up from my husband as he's a carpenter. Short video on how they put it all together was really interesting and then we got to see it doing exactly that! Tip: order your hot chocolate (with cream of course-2€) when you arrive. There's also a peanut, paint and spice windmill. Lovely little cottages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A touristic place, must go if you visit Amsterdam. Please go inside the windmill and see how the windmill operate, each of them have different functions such as extracting oil from nuts, chopping woods, grinding herbs and cocoa. A relaxing place for all purpose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

After living in the Netherlands I finally decided to take the very easy trip to zanies schans and it was definitely worth it. Apart from the typical dutch weather of wind and cold in May! it was nice to see some dutch culture. The new museum is really worth a visit, it is very interactive as they offer a free... More 

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