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Zaanse Schans

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Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 75 6810000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and...

This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Great tour, time saving

This is perfect if you wish to see the windmills, clog making and cheese making in half day. Travel via coach bus and audio guide is provided in the bus. It explains the history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is perfect if you wish to see the windmills, clog making and cheese making in half day. Travel via coach bus and audio guide is provided in the bus. It explains the history as you travel through the sites. This tour also includes a short ferry ride to Voldendam fishing village where you see the cheese making and buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A must visit place if U wanna see rural essence of neatherlands. Nice landscape, windmills n shoe factory. Since it is not far from city itself, you can definitely plan half day tour here.Trust me you won't regret your decision.

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Thank Pankaj S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice village, countryside, windmilss. Great pictures and opportunity. We went inside and was very interesting to see how it works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zaanse Schans is a lovely and picture perfect Dutch village just outside the city of Amsterdam. Recommended time duration: 4-5 hours The lovely windmills and countryside spread over a vast area is ideal for a family outing. Amazing traditional Dutch pancakes, blue pottery, get to see a working windmill, cheese making and tasting !! Demonstration of making of Dutch wooden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Zaanse Schans is a great place to visit if you want to see old Holland. It is a picturques village with traditional crafts and trades housed in old buildings. There's a cheese maker, bakery, chocolate lab, mustard grinder and wooden shoe maker. My most beautiful photos of Holland were made at Zaanse Schans. One could easily spend 6-8 hours at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing. Dutch windmills. Picturesque & postcard perfect. Beautiful countryside. The Dutch countryside is so beautiful that each single pic we took seems that it looks perfect to be in any postcard or travel magazine. Everything. We felt we were in a very magical place. The windmills are a must go for typical Dutch vernacular. Great old historical lesson on traditional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived by train from the museum district in Amsterdam and it took only a bit over an hour. The town has an old world charm with a lot of interesting workshops and museum to visit. We particularly enjoyed the cheese making workshop and the wooden clog workshop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must go for foreign tourist : free, not too far from Amsterdam and gives you a nice glance of how it was not too long ago in the polders before the modern age came rushing in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont called if you have visit netherlands if you havent visit this city.. turis spot. Most wanted.. beautiful city.. so many view to capture .. quite bit far from amsterdam take bus 391 about 40 minutes... You will never amazing that a post card will live came true... super spot...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you head to the information desk before you start and grab a map, before wandering our through the quaint, traditional houses and barns. We headed into the clog museum, where we caught a demonstration of how they make them, which was really interesting! We also saw the cheese factory, and sampling lots of gouda in particular. It's lovely... More 

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