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Zaanse Schans

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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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Despite being touristy it's worth a visit

My second visit - this time showing friends round. Despite the coach loads of people, it's still worth a trip to see the windmills and the old houses. The best bit of our trip was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Groningen, Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My second visit - this time showing friends round. Despite the coach loads of people, it's still worth a trip to see the windmills and the old houses. The best bit of our trip was the tour of the sawmill, staffed by volunteers, who explained the process, the business and were super friendly and enthusiastic. The video of how the... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful picturesque Dutch village. Superb to roam around on a nice sunny day. Luckily when we arrived here the weather was perfect and we enjoyed a lot.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The windmills up and close were fascinating. The river, canals, small shops were charming. It was crowded when we visited, but manageable. Several small eating places were across the river which was convenient. Train station is a 15-minute walk.

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Colorado Springs
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were actually on a biking trips and our barge moored here overnight. Interesting little village setting with lots of interesting crafts and shops and museums. Not sure how to get here, since we came by boat, but worth the visit! The clog museum and demonstration was pretty cool!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This attraction is well worth a visit. We went whilst on an APT River Cruise so I have no information how much it costs to enter. I really enjoyed the clog making shop, which due to mechanisation can produce a clog from a piece of wood in about five minutes! This process used to take several hours. The cheese making... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

\the windmills were interesting and as a bonus the wetlands surrounding them were busy with many species of birds. Pretty cottages with small gardens and bridges across the waters were delightful with spring flowers Not enough time to visit the museum. Good toilets, Souvenirs for sale as well as Cheeses and Chocolate. Places for refreshments too Tourist shops

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

On a sunny day it is a delight to wander about - even with the hordes of tourists - to take a picture of working windmills. Buy the cheese that is made on site (and not the factory glitzy stuff).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have been asking out Dutch relatives to take me here for years and finally they took us. (Many thanks Nathalie i know 13 years is a long time but you did get us there eventually). Very informative demonstration on clog making, i didn't know they had so much water in them! Well worth a visit and will go again... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We spent a really enjoyable day at Zaanse Schans. It was an easy train ride to Koog Zaandijk and a 10 min walk. The people were really friendly and we learnt a lot about life in the Netherlands in the past - the lady making jewellery from pewter; the first Albert Heijn shop; the men in the sawmill - everyone... More 

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A welcome change from the normal Amsterdam scene. Hardly 40 minutes by bus and you are faced with a totally different scene.

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