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Zaanse Schans

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Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
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+31 75 681 0000
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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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Family vacation❤🙏❤

Our first time in Amsterdam with family❤Loved the wonderful sceneries outside the city their windmills,museums, it is all about arts which my daughter liked😘

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first time in Amsterdam with family❤Loved the wonderful sceneries outside the city their windmills,museums, it is all about arts which my daughter liked😘

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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only place in the world to see so many authentic working windmills in one place. If you drive parking is a flat 10€. Walking around the village is free. Some of the windmills charge a fee and some are free. We toured the sawmill and thought it was well worth the 4€ admission fee. It is only 10 years... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is really nice to observe the beauty of nature there. It also is impressive to see and figure out how people use wind to do enormous work from hundreds years ago.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can spend few hours there. All and all nice scenery. But it's 100% tourisem based. Nothing authentic. Cheese "factory" is a shop Clog "workshop" is a shop Chocolate "workshop" is a... Wind mill is a...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the heart of an industrial sector, you would not expect to find these old cottages, workshops and windmills. Very interesting visit with a guide, to take a look at the industries of the past and clog making. Lovely people who are eager to explain what they do and about their heritage, of which they are very proud. Very cold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this online before we went. Picked up the coach from opposite central station. We travelled about 25mins to Zaanse Schans with the tour guide giving information during the journey. The driver said being February means that it isn't too busy but in summer months it can get very busy. Had a quick clog workshop demonstration, a cheese talk... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Zaanse Schans serves up a slice of Old Dutch. This popular historic location has preserved a collection of operating windmills that are still producing a variety of products giving the visitor a glimpse into the the industrial strength that powered the Netherlands Golden Age. Inevitably, such an attraction will be a magnet for tourists and hence very "touristy" but that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is how one would imagine the Netherlands. Windmills, still in working condition, used for different purposes. Lots of water, wild water birds as well as a few typical domesticated animals near the houses. Excellent to get the feel of how Dutch countryside could have looked a century ago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going in the winter be prepared for the freezing cold. To get to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam you can take a 40 minute bus ride from Central Station for 10 Euros roundtrip. Its honestly not necessary to pay to visit the museum or enter into the windmills, thus making this a free trip! You can just walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to experience real and authentic Dutch history this is a must-go place. It's an openair museum with lots of history and authenticity !!!

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