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Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 75 616 82 18
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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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If you buy the tour to this, generally they charge 36-40 Euro, rather than that, just go station take train. Just tell anyone you wish to visit windmills on station, it costs only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you buy the tour to this, generally they charge 36-40 Euro, rather than that, just go station take train. Just tell anyone you wish to visit windmills on station, it costs only 6.2 Euro per head return ticket from central station and max 20 mins to reach. Train is good after u get down from train go to other... More 

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Zaanse Schans is well worth the visit--great for couples, friends, and families with children of all ages. It's a great value since you only have to pay for parking, everything else is free to go see with the exception of the working windmills which charge a nominal fee (4 euro per person). It's a great place to see how things... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I liked that is a free entree little village with history from the first industry place in 1600 with windmills and old houses, and old shops and cheese farm and museum

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the highlight of my visit in the Netherlands. I took a day trip from Amsterdam to visit the wind mills in Volendam/Marken area. The place is vast, serene and very beautiful even though the weather is trying to spoil it. Our first stop brings us to the wind mill farms. We are quite amaze by this technology amidst... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been to this place several times. What started off as something that is good to see as a tourist has become a regular when visitors arrive. This place gives a wonderful feeling of the Dutch culture. I mostly hang around until there are enough people when 'how the Dutch clogs made' demonstration is given. Fantastic! Got my first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The weather was super fine. The sun was out and that made everything else perfect. Nice backdrop for capturing our trip to Zaanse Schans

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

All in one place for tourist to visit. They've got windmills, clog factory and cheese place. Love the old Albert Hein and that's my highlight whenever I go there. Happy to bring my visitors especially on a very good day when the sun is out.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a really worthwhile excursion to learn some more about the Netherlands and what an amazing engineering project it is to inhabit this space. The amount of water and the creation of the canals for draining the land is remarkable. Also it was an eye opener to see that wind power could be used for sawing wood. There were... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The main museum is not really worth much time, part chocolate display, part history of the industrial factories, and part museum of household items. The household items are good, the others are so-so and not good. If you can skip that museum for the end and visit the village and windmills. If you plan to get the discount card, worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A nice traditional Dutch village, with wind-mills, beautiful wooden houses, souvenir shops. Don't miss to go to the town on the other side of the channel through the bridge by foot, which has some equally beautiful houses and shops.

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