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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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Windmills and Dutch cluture

Here you can see a bunch of windmills in one single place. You can also see the typical Dutch houses and shoes. Since it's only a few minutes out from Amsterdam by train I'd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Here you can see a bunch of windmills in one single place. You can also see the typical Dutch houses and shoes. Since it's only a few minutes out from Amsterdam by train I'd recommend you to visit it. If you want to go to the windmill platform you have to pay 4€ and I don't think it's worth the... More 

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Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you only have few days in Netherlands and stay in Amsterdam, you can reach this please with only 5 minutes train from Amsterdam and using bus number 68 from Zaandam CS to Zaandijk/Zaanse Schans Bus Station, and then you only walk few hundreds metres It was really beautiful place, more than 10 molen (windmill) surrounds that area. Not only... More 

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Maryville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We biked to Zaanse Schans - which added to the adventure. We loved the ride - about 2 hours one way from Amsterdam Central. It's a free park, and it's also next to a wetland refuge, with boardwalks out to the wetlands. The windmills were so beautiful. Classic Holland.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A nice quaint town about 30 minutes away from Amsterdam by train, known for its working windmills; only to read the sign way past the windmills that there are no working windmills and those were placed in Zannse Schans to preserve them for future generations to visit. Don't waste money visiting the inside. They charge 4 euros per person and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I found this really interesting, and stayed the whole day. But, one has to look a little beyond all the cheese factories, clog workshops and tourist shops and hords of tourists. The core of Zaanse Schaans is the wind mills. And not just a couple of pretty looking painted wind mills, but some still working industrial wind mills. There was... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Did not find it all that exciting. Plenty of tourists here. The windmills are a neat attraction, but there is not much else

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sacramento, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Rent a bike when you get off the train so you can take in the gorgeous countryside and avoid the tourists buses. The village and mills are quire picturesque.

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Petrosani, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is near Amsterdam, about 40 minutes by bus ( taken from the central station). But it fully deserves to be visited. You can spend a whole day there without getting bored at all. Huge coloured windmills, old Dutch houses, little museums, a pictoresque picture you'll never forget! Don't miss it!

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Eastleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A pleasant day wandering around the site. Very busy with a lot of tourists of course. Go over on the little ferry to see charming original village area opposite with traditional homes.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The windmills here are definitely worth the trip. Only a 10-15 minute drive from Central station in Amsterdam. Even more stunning in real life than you see in photos. You can also enter some of the windmills and see them in operation. A nice place to spend some time.

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Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 75 6810000
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Zaandam

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