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Address: Schansend 7 | 1509 AW, Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)75 681 00 00
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Description: In the Zaans Museum & Verkade Pavilion you will always find something...
In the Zaans Museum & Verkade Pavilion you will always find something exciting to do. Visit our chocolate and biscuit factory and discover how Verkade biscuits and chocolate were made and admire our magnificent collection of packagings, graphic designs, paintings, photographs, films, Zaans painted furniture and utensils.On a regular base we organize activities for the whole family. Lectures, films, workshops and tasty activities like building cookie-factories using Verkade biscuit, make edible postcards, or get started with real Verkade chocolate!Besides the activity program we offer several investigative routes, you can design a wrapper for a chocolate bar, and of course taste the different Verkade Cookies . With the serious games you can test whether you 're just as agile as a Verademeisje, or that you still have more talent for baking cookies .With the serious games on the factory square you become an engineer, planner, operator, technician or designer and will be introduced to the variety of technical occupations in the food sector.
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This is a fun, entertaining and informative museum! Definitely worth a couple of hours during your day at Zaans Schaans. My kids loved the audio tour and being able to see all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a fun, entertaining and informative museum! Definitely worth a couple of hours during your day at Zaans Schaans. My kids loved the audio tour and being able to see all the products of this region of Holland. I only wish they would take the information about the history of windmills and bring it forward to the amazing things... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I think the exterior of the museum is a bit off-putting, but I greatly enjoyed our visit. The explanations are good, the paintings are enjoyable and the museum tells a informative story. The Verkade pavillion tells the story of the Verkade cookies and chocolates and allows you to test your skill as a Verkade girl. I got fired 3 times... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Tells a very clear story of the industrial history of this area from rice, starch, biscuits and chocolate to sawmills powered by wind. Loved the replica, moving factory demonstrating how biscuits were made.

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's a museum about a traditional factory of biscuits, chocolate and candles and also the history of Zaandam, very beautiful to see and what a lot of historical materials they have!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great fun.....starts a bit slow...but then when all the lights all start flashing it's gets fun.....along with all of the machines in the biscuit factory :)

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The 10 Euro ticket included free entry to one of the nearby windmills (which are a few euros to enter anyway), so this was pretty good value. The museum appears newly refurbished, with written and audio guides available in English. The museum takes you through the history of Zaanse and the surround area of the Netherlands which was the hub... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Let's face it after visiting many, many museums I have seen a variety of things and this was interesting but didn't knock my socks off. There was a portion that my kids loved and that was the chocolate room! A good display of how it is made to include interactive displays and games. After the museum we walked over to... More 

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Dibrugarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went to Zaans & Verkade Pavalion by city bus starting from Amsterdam Centraal station. It takes 45 minutes to reach there only for 5 Euros. The 12 Euro ticket from Verkade allows to see two wind mills and Chocolate museum. There are other wind mills also in a row, there is no entry fee for them. In one of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice staff. Happy to help out with maps and info about the windmill village. Get the map from place to keep track of where to go next.

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Holland is losing its windmills so the opportunity to see 7 windmills in a row should not be foregone if you have a chance. It is just a 7 Euro rail fare from Amsterdam and takes 17 minutes by train plus 15 minutes easy walking to get there. If you just take photos it is free.

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