We took a train from Amsterdam to the village of Zaanse Schans on a gorgeous sunny day. It was just beautiful! I would definitely recommend going by train if you're staying in Amsterdam, rather than driving. Only took us 30 minutes, and then a nice 15 minute walk from the train station to the actual village. Wear comfy shoes and bring lots of water! We didn't go inside the windmills, but sure enjoyed walking around. I was surprised that for such a famous touristy place there weren't very many food options. I really wish they had more food stands or something. We got really hungry!