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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.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“clog making” (157 reviews)
“wooden shoes” (171 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

The windmills are beautiful. It is a great place to take pictures. It had nice little shops and good ice cream. Also you can climb up in one of the buildings to get closer to the top of the windmill.

Thank Yvette A
Reviewed July 19, 2016

I took a few hours out of my Amsterdam visit to go see the windmills. I got there by taking a bus from the Central Station. It was well worth the visit. It caters to tourists, so feels very touristy, but it's very pretty. I...More

Thank Lv2Teach
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Went to Amsterdam for 4 days and spent one morning at Zaanse Schans. Easy enough to get to from Central Station in Amsterdam. Just buy your ticket at the Station and jump on the train--Cost @ 3.10 Euros and takes 15 minute train ride then...More

Thank John M
Reviewed July 19, 2016

You can't say you've visited Netherland without visit Zaanse Schans! But it was really windy, do bring a hat or something to cover your head.

Thank _ay_yin2
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Beautiful area. It was a wonderful to see how they used the windmills to do work years ago. The guides gave very informative talks about the use of the windmills, making clogs and making cheese. The cheese was fabulous. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Very historical valley to visit in local. souvenir shop are full of things you can buy, Cheese show room, will especially for Cheese lovers.

Thank Celina T
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Absolute must see, and it's easily done as a day trip from Amsterdam (it will only take you about 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station by train). The houses and mills are kept in immaculate condition, and are operating and operated by volunteers. Therefore it...More

Thank Gerry_W_Reisenberger
Reviewed July 17, 2016

it is a must visit place if you are happen to be in Amsterdam. Full with windmills and you could enjoy variety of cheese and a lot more!. Suggest time to visit is early in the morning.

Thank nuruldean
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Part of a Viator tour (Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam) about $55 per adult. A great opportunity to get out of the city. First was the windmill tour... which was really a living museum of various crafts... most enjoyable... then...More

Thank colin b
Reviewed July 17, 2016

This place is absolutely great and you'll definitely spend at least half a day in it. What you get to see: traditional crafts, shops, windmills, houses, great views, great icecream and photos. You can even rent a bike. There are plenty of places to buy...More

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August 10, 2017|
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There is free parking around the Zaanse Schans - but if you get on the official parking you have to pay (10€), unless you pay the entrance fee to the museums which discharges you of the parking fee. I would recommend you... More
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Response from qqtt | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the price for the rental but if you buy a genuine entrance ticket, you get a discount on the rental!
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