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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” (197 reviews)
“clog making” (180 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (94 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 197 reviews
"clog making"
in 180 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 94 reviews
"central station"
in 120 reviews
"cheese factory"
in 178 reviews
"pancakes"
in 68 reviews
"wooden shoes"
in 191 reviews
"koog zaandijk"
in 66 reviews
"day trip"
in 134 reviews
"cheese making"
in 134 reviews
"amsterdam centraal"
in 68 reviews
"clog museum"
in 55 reviews
"walk around"
in 54 reviews
"tourist trap"
in 64 reviews
"beautiful windmills"
in 51 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 78 reviews
"dutch village"
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Reviewed yesterday

Although overrun with tourists, this was a perfect day trip for my family of four. We loved seeing the working windmills and hearing about how they operate from the people who work there. A charming little village that we really enjoyed - lots of lovely...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Classic Windmills, Cheese Tasting, Wooden Shoes, Waterfront, Good food... Zaandam is a beautiful place to hang around. This place and surrounding shall give you a glimpse of Holland in the past. It can get crowdy during summers, but worth a visit. You can spend a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Zaanse Schans is really beautiful place with a lot of attractions, very good place for families with kids. However we had unpleasant situation with Dutch old man in a museum house. He crushed cocoa beans and prepared a cocoa drink, there was very nice smell,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Perfect park to walk for 2-4 hours with friends, family or even alone. The entrance is free, you just pay to get to some mills.

1  Thank Nellie V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a good place to spend the morning or afternoon. Very beautiful! Typical Dutch with the windmills, cheese factory and wooden shoes factory too. Must see in the Netherlands!

1  Thank Mar R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful windmills scenery, good on sunny days, quite a lot of tourists, need to pay for using the toilets. Not necessary to join a tour, we took Uber from the city, around €45.

Thank CelloB
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Zaanse Schans is a lovely place to spend a few hours strolling through to get a flavour of windmill life. We took Bus 391 (~40mins journey) from Centraal Station which meant we could control our timings and it saved us some money (compared with joining...More

1  Thank Huyburger
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were here on a bright sunny morning. Our bus was the first to arrive - so we enjoyed this village before it got crowded with tourists. It’s very picturesque- gave us an idea of a Dutch village. It had about 4 windmills by the...More

1  Thank Jayashree R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s so easy to get to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam. Simply go to Centraal train station and buy a return ticket for €7 at the ticket machine. The machine is easy to use (you can navigate it in English) and the ticket to Zaans Schans...More

5  Thank Lisavdh
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful nature I've ever seen. There were so many wind mill there, you could see all local product there it's like a local museum to be famillier with the local life of Nederland people in a very beautiful green nature with...More

1  Thank frouz
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sueann450
June 5, 2018|
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Response from AmateurAdventurer | Reviewed this property |
Parking is right adjacent the village. The only way to get around in the village is on foot. We probably walked about a mile, total. Could have reduced to 1/2 mile and still seen a lot. Everything appeared wheelchair... More
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swakshar
May 30, 2018|
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Yes. The train from central station goes right to Zaanse Schans. About a 30 min ride. It’s a short walk to the village. Buy round trip tickets from the ticket booth and they will give you a map and directions.
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