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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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Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam
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Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour with River Cruise to Amsterdam
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Amsterdam Half-Day Tour to Zaanse Schans: Windmills, Clog Museum and Cheese Farm

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Really nice place

Been living in Netherlands and this is for the first time we come to Zaanse Schaans. It's a really nice place. Really recommended for everyone. It's a really worth place to spend... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been living in Netherlands and this is for the first time we come to Zaanse Schaans. It's a really nice place. Really recommended for everyone. It's a really worth place to spend whole day. A lot of activities you can do as well as places to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My Girlfriend and I stayed at an Airbnb very close by and our host recommended it. I am so thankful we went. I have dutch heritage and I learned so much more. It is absolutely beautiful and well worth the trip if you want to see old Dutch culture and history. The indoor museum next to it has a fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Zaanse Schans over weekends and yesterday for the first time during the week and I will recommend a visit during the week when it is much more quiet. The tranquillity of the place, the VREDE and calm really dawn on me. Many different shops, lovely Italian ice cream by a small mobile traveller, the BEST APPLE AND CINNAMON... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On recommendation from friends, we visited Zaanse Schans, we travelled by train & walked from the station to the centre, the number of windmills there are amazing, we did the canal cruise, which was very well organised with the skipper giving an excellent talk about the sites, would definable recommend this to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here yesterday with our 6 year old grandaughter. We took the 17 minute "Sprinter" train from Central station and then a 15 minute walk to the windmills. The route is well marked and there are maps along the way. It was really neat to see the windills and the historic homes. Our favorite was the Het Jonge Schaap... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place and i would visit again when i visit Netherlands and really it deserve to go there specially to enter the windmills

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is not far from Amsterdam.There is a full information about how to get there ,you can find in Central station.It is easy to go and to come back . Once you get in Zaance Schans ,you are in wonderful place- nice,quiet,romantique and in the same time - historical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a bus out there. You can just get a 24 hour bus pass. The museum is OK but our highlight is visiting the windmill where they extract olive oil. You a few euros but it's well worth it. We also enjoyed the free cheese offered. You get to taste an endless variety of cheeses. We marked down the cheeses... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Diverse, Well presented collection of houses and shops and mills. Really worth visiting. Take a look at the Zaans Museum as Well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Zanse Schans is easily accessed from Amsterdam from the Central Bus Station direct. The bus number is 310. The bus gets very full quickly so arrive well in advance if you need a seat.The 'village' itself is well set out and has lots of interesting buildings beside windmills. There are a couple of nice places to grab a quick bite... More 

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