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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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we enjoyed our trip to Amsterdam with our favorite being zannse schans. We enjoyed the dutch pancakes and having the opportunity to see a functional windmill. This area was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed our trip to Amsterdam with our favorite being zannse schans. We enjoyed the dutch pancakes and having the opportunity to see a functional windmill. This area was close to the train station with only a short walk. While it was very touristy, we had the opportunity to see the creation of wooden shoes as well. There were several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Zaanse Schans is a tourist spot but this is a good way to see some windmills in one location. There are numerous tour operators who organise day trips to Zaanse Schans. For us, we opted to visit the place on our own. We purchased the Amsterdam & Region Day Ticket (€13.50 per ticket) which is a 24-hour pass for trams,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Relaxing way to spend an afternoon, beautiful everywhere you look. Windmills, crafts, and little museums

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place is where you can find a huge field full of windmills, flowers (depends on the season), stores, restaurants. When I thought about Holland, the Zaanse Schans view, was exact what I imagined. You can ride a bike, take tours explain gin this village, taste cheese and chocolates. You can take the train from Amsterdam Central Station, less than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The open, working mills are very interesting. The buildings are very beautiful, but most of the exhibits/museums are crowded and not as interesting as the mills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It is a windmill village not far from Amsterdam, approximately 20 minutes train drive from Central Station. I think the village is unique in Netherlands, there are five or more windmills near the river, it was a wonderful sightseeing! Besides that are a cheese and a netherlands wood slipper manufacturer houses in the village! One people of the staff show... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This attraction was quiet and picturesque, it was just as I expected the windmills in Amsterdam to be. We arrived a little late in the day and were not able to go inside of a windmill. It was sunny and pleasant, a great day to view the area. We enjoyed seeing the countryside, including the goats. The wooden shoe store... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you travel to Amsterdam, better to invest your precious time in the surroundings, Zaanse Schans is just 35 minutes far from the crouded Amsterdam. What you will find there will show you the amazing and priceless story of a town, togheter with the Windmills, the fields full of green and the fresh air, no words to describe the preciousness... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

If you visit the Netherlands, Zaanse Schans is surely a must-see place and it is not far from Amsterdam. Here you can see nearly all of the Dutch traditions and farmers' life with wooden shoes, cheese dairy, windmills, traditional houses, boats on canals and even flowers in spring. Along with these exhibitions and displays of work it is also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Despite loads and loads of tourist buses in the area, it is still a great place to see operational windmills from centuries ago. It's a place where you can see windmills, cheese- making, clog- making-- all three must-do and see in Amsterdam.

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Address: 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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