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Zaanse Schans

Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 75 616 82 18
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Zaandam
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and...
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Zaanse Schans is about 15 mins train ride from Centraal station to Koog-Zaandijk, and about 10-15 mins walk from there. It is essentially aimed at tourists. Some of the crafts (e.g. cheese making, clog making) are demonstrated in the traditional houses - pretty much a demonstration, followed by a shop. There are about 5 windmills - you can go in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you go to Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans is a must-see!!! You can go there by bus, which you can take from the Central Station for only 5 euros. It's the best thing I saw in Amsterdam Walking in this small town among the windmills, rivers, cheese and souvenir shops is definitely a must. We took really nice pictures there despite... More 

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Rovinj, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you are in Amsterdam, you have to check Zaanse schans.. A bus takes you there. some 40 min ride from Amsterdam. You just take your camera and spend at least 2 hours there walking among windmills and checking their interior. If you buy Amsterdam card you get free entrance in some of the windmills.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you have some time during a sunny day, it is a nice place to go and meet the famous windmills. You could get there easily by train or bus, it is really close to Amsterdam. There are small museums where you can see how a windmill works, buy some good cheese and traditional clogs.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My trip to the Netherlands wouldn't be as memorable if I hadn't taken a small trip to Zaanse Schans. An incredibly small but also incredibly beautiful little town full of windmills, rivers, large green areas, cheese shops... everything that comes to your mind when you thing of Holland. Highly recommend spending a couple of hours there, at the very least!

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

These three typical Dutch icons are available in this place. It is about a 40 minutes from Central Station in Bus 391 and it is the last stop in the route. Some parts of the village are under going renovations but all of the attractions are open. There is a large map at the entrance of the village but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The moment you step off the train all you smell is chocolate! Having been my first time to the Netherlands, I had no idea what to expect of Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans. After a short walk to the small village, it's clear it's a tourist town. But the sights, the smells, the interaction was all incredible! There was so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Really nice place to go..the surrounding was perfect to release stress on your head..recommended to visit this place if ever go to holland...

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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It was amazing to see a windmill, 400 years of age and still 80% percent original parts and still operating perfectly. Also well done on the job of claiming the swamps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to two wind mollen areas and this one is better tham the other. The map is very clear withlittle museums and shops, my fav of course the cheese shop since we can taste freely many kinds of cheese, we bought pesto cheese and it is good. There are people with dutch clothes so it must be fun for... More 

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