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Zaanse Schans

Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the bus” (201 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (96 reviews)
“clog making” (183 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
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+31 75 681 0000
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"the bus"
in 201 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 96 reviews
"clog making"
in 183 reviews
"central station"
in 124 reviews
"pancakes"
in 69 reviews
"cheese factory"
in 173 reviews
"day trip"
in 138 reviews
"koog zaandijk"
in 66 reviews
"wooden shoes"
in 191 reviews
"amsterdam centraal"
in 73 reviews
"cheese making"
in 134 reviews
"clog museum"
in 56 reviews
"walk around"
in 55 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 81 reviews
"traditional dutch"
in 64 reviews
"beautiful windmills"
in 52 reviews
"tourist trap"
in 64 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to lear about mills and other interesting activities in Holland, don´t miss this place. Beautiful and interesting.

Thank LetiziaPB
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well laid out tourist experience for a look at WIndmills and historical occupations and lifestyle of the Netherlands. Can get crowded.Short trip from Amsterdam.

Thank Kenthurstian
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many museums with lots of information and shops in one of which we could taste many kinds of cheese. At the end of our tour we came back to the cheese shop and bought there waffles (which I consider the best ones I...More

Thank Dáša J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Zaanse Schans is a beautiful must visit place if you travel to Amsterdam. Built on the banks of Zaan river it houses the world’s oldest wind mills. As soon as you reach here you feel you are in an old village of 17th century with...More

Thank shalini2910
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must see in Netherlands, it is not very far from Amsterdam and good to see outside of busy ang congested amsterdam

Thank tbbek1986
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Firstly, let me say this. It is full of tourists and aimed straight at them. But that said, you would be missing out if you went to Amsterdam for a stay and did not visit here. We saw all the tours advertised €50+ pp. But...More

5  Thank spf69
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place, the windmills and the area are perfect, the views there are very nice and you can understand how it works from the demos, great visit

Thank Wael A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. The kids loved to hot chocolate and we bought some cheese at the factory. This is a must see on the vacation.

1  Thank Roni L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a lovely little hamlet, exploring the windmills and shops. Enjoyed so much, lots of history

1  Thank SusanLayScott
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very close to Amsterdam, we took the train for 3 euro, great place to feel Dutch! The village smells like chocolate, my hair had that smell forever! Nice place to see - old buildings, windmills, animals... Below the sea level, the only place in the...More

1  Thank nina z
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David E
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Hughsee | Reviewed this property |
Get an Uber but don’t pay to go in as you don’t need to
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Mohamad Zairy I... I
July 19, 2018|
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Response from AFAK25 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January in fact. Colder than December. The crowd was of course smaller but the whole place was open nonetheless. It can be very windy.
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Mohamad Zairy I... I
July 16, 2018|
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Response from kurniaca15 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, all of the villages are free to enter. You can go to some shops and see things, also there are some cheese tasting that is free in one shop. Other than that, you have to pay I'm afraid.
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