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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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A great place to spend a day. We caught the bus there from Amsterdam Centraal Station, 10E each for an all day ticket. Zaanse Schans has windmills you can go inside (a few euros... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great place to spend a day. We caught the bus there from Amsterdam Centraal Station, 10E each for an all day ticket. Zaanse Schans has windmills you can go inside (a few euros each) as well as a clog making building, a bakery and a few other traditional operations. It was a lovely day, very beautiful place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Zaanse Schans is an area of workings windmill for oil, dye, and wood. Visiting these windmills you do get a sense of their operation, although they weren't fully operating as the wind was too low. It is a touristy, in close proximity to Amsterdam - Bus 891 from Central Station can take you there directly and efficiently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Your chance to see a variety of Molens (windmills). Our favorite is the Kat - Verfmolen which makes paint powders. Located on the water, of course, which adds to the ambiance. Go early in the morning to avoid the many, many tour busses. There is also a nice museum located next door that is worth seeing - displays on chocolate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Entertaining and fun family trip. Went in July and the village was rather busy with tourist. Nonetheless, an interesting side trip while in Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place! When you visit The Netherlands you must go to Zaanse Schans, the working windmill is a must see, we ventured to the top of the windmill, the views were amazing, to see a windmill working was fantastic!! Walk through the clog museum which is fabulous, sit back, have lunch, take in what is a very special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Get the bus from the back of Centraal Station and 30 minutes later you will be in the picturesque town of Zaanse Schans, complete with working windmills, a clog workshop, traditional shops and Albert Heijn's first grocery shop dating back to 1887. Also museums, antique shops and great cafes and restaurants. It is easy to walk around and when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great seeing this resent historical land in such well preserved state. Very nice and easy walking roots and small museums and local food attractions on the way. Can be done by bicycle as well. Well accustomed for all kinds of age groups and disabled people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Plenty of Nice windmills around. Good sunny weather and views all around. Good display of the clog making. Disappointed with the cheese. More selling and less cheese making. Wear a good walking shoes. Good cafe around to rest and enjoy the country fresh air

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A place worth visiting if you are looking for something to do outside Amsterdam - good place for cycling too. Spend at least half a day there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place to visit, both for the lovely housing, the windmills, the little shops selling all things Dutch, the tasting of the food. It is so lovely walking around the paths of this place - perfect place to visit.

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