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This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a nice stroll with the family to try cheese, but souvenirs and see the windmills. Got some nice photos. Crowded as bus after bus dropped tours, on the drizzly cloudy day. We took Uber since we didn’t have much time. You can take a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

It wasn't the prettiest day, but getting to see the windmills and the country side was just what was needed. It really tied up our Netherlands trip (only thing better would have been tulips blooming, but we were too early).

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BlakeHeid
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the back of Central train station in Amsterdam cross over the water with a free ferry to catch the 391 bus that takes you Outside Zaanse Schans. You can take the train but it means you have to walk for 1.5Km. You will see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 333christianap
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is fascinating to see how Windmills work and the many uses they have. Beautiful countryside and great food to be had.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kristy1511
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A quick train ride from Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans was a refreshing Dutch town full of culture and history. A must visit during the low travel season.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tootypuff
Reviewed 5 days ago

The windmills at de Zaanse Schans were quite nice to see. It does not take long to see the entire place. To just get the view of the windmills and the river, you can spend less than an hour here, but I would recommend to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank zaheer12a
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a must-have day-trip form Amsterdam. The charming countryside of Zaanse Schans is known for the 16th century windmills which have been preserved to this date, the picture-perfect colorful wooden houses and the Zaan river. We also enjoyed the museum tour which was free...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank backpacknxplore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Since the journey started to come to here, it was so scenic. We took public transport which is bus number 391 from Amsterdam central all the way to here and it only cost like €10 per person for whole day to use the ticket to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank JasonHien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must while in the Netherlands! Used the tours-tickets company to book this tour. Great way to see the countryside! Would recommend to anyone visiting for the first time. Beautiful scenery and amazing history to learn about.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 117franj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zaanse Schans is one of the special places that u'll be happy to be in. making cheese...active mollen...typo dresses...I was here on Oct 2002

Date of experience: October 2018
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Melissa L L
March 25, 2019|
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Response from deenamn | Reviewed this property |
From my observation, if you are parking at the Zaans Museum it seemed like a very safe area. Lots of people (tourists / families / taxis / buses) constantly going through. Someone breaking in to a car and going through your... More
February 17, 2019|
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Response from PremaD24 | Reviewed this property |
Zaanse Schans better in the morning
Kirsten C
January 12, 2019|
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Response from 262andreluisn | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m Andre and we just use the gps and we took a public transportation it’s really easy,you must go to Central station and take a bus there.