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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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The Zaanse Schans combines a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses with actual industry. The dye windmill "De Kat" is nice to visit inside aswell as the first... read more

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Helmond
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The Zaanse Schans combines a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses with actual industry. The dye windmill "De Kat" is nice to visit inside aswell as the first grocery store of Albert Heijn.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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I absolutely loved this park, with a beautiful lake surrounded by several working windmills. Little bridges and shops. Each windmill was performing a different task, peanut oil production, grinding spices, producing paint, and sawing wood. We visited the windmill for sawing wood, (tho as it was such a beautiful day it was not working as with no wind, the sails... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we had a car we drove up to Zaanse Schans and Volendam. While not all of the windmills were originally in this location the 'village' is worth the time. There is a shop that has cheese tasting. That is definitely worth a visit. We parked in the town close by as parking on site is expensive.

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dutch village you must see when you visit Amsterdam. I always like to hear the local history and I got it in here. All the story about their shoes and cheese. Enjoy the fresh air while watching the windmills around this area.

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Bay City, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While is very touristy, it is a great opportunity to see some restored windmills. The cheese shop provides an opportunity to sample a huge selection and the prices were reasonable. We mostly wandered the grounds and did not visit the places requiring an entrance fee so not sure on the quality of those. We also visited on a weekend as... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Amsterdam, make sure you visit this charming place. It was a very pleasant sunny morning. It is very easy to reach from Amsterdam central station. No 391 bus from station E. It only cost 10Euros p/p return ticket. We went on our own so had our time , no rush ...plenty of photographs. It was amazing... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been their on a Sunny Sunday morning and the experience was just amazing. Lot of museums with different taste. Shoe factory,cheese shop, Bakery museum,diamond museum, antique house, weaver house and many more.... last but the best- WINDMILLS! Truly beautiful open air place to be at.You can easily spend 5 hours here. take as many pics as you wish from any... More 

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

Such a pretty place to spend a few hours (and euros)! Many touristy shops and delicious food outlets. Kids will enjoy the large spaces and adults will enjoy the general charm of the windmills and waterways.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As soon as you come into view of the windmills from the Zaanse museum, it takes your breath away as the arms turn round and round. Walking through the village with the green timber houses and shops with white picket fences and small bridges gives an amazing sense of tranquility. And then you come upon the lake with the windmills... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit if you want to escape the busy city life. Fresh air and calming wind to help you de-stress although there are many tour groups. Entrance to the mills is 4 euro which is a bit expensive but it's free if you have the city card. It's worth going into the mills if you're not afraid of... More 

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