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Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience

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Address: Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31756810000
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In the Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience you will always find something...

In the Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience you will always find something exciting to do. Visit our chocolate and biscuit factory and discover how Verkade biscuits and chocolate were made and admire our magnificent collection of packagings, graphic designs, paintings, photographs, films, Zaans painted furniture and utensils.On a regular base we organize activities for the whole family. Lectures, films, workshops and tasty activities like building cookie-factories using Verkade biscuit, make edible postcards, or get started with real Verkade chocolate!Besides the activity program we offer several investigative routes, you can design a wrapper for a chocolate bar, and of course taste the different Verkade Cookies . With the serious games you can test whether you 're just as agile as a Verkademeisje, or that you still have more talent for baking cookies .With the serious games on the factory square you become an engineer, planner, operator, technician or designer and will be introduced to the variety of technical occupations in the food sector.

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Interesting place

It's a really interesting place. So many things you can learn. In the verkade museum you can see how famous cookie in the Netherlands is made. Was a really nice thing to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a really interesting place. So many things you can learn. In the verkade museum you can see how famous cookie in the Netherlands is made. Was a really nice thing to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to learn more about the history of the region. They sell chocolate from the area for 1 euro and I recommend buying a ton of it!

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Thank Joseph R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Zaanse Schans you should not miss this place.It is good to visit the Museeum before Zaanse Shance if you want to be more informed.All the same,if you see first " the life in Old Holand", what you see and read you in the Museum is useful.

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Thank Nina J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual museum with interesting information about how the Zaanstreek became so important for The Netherlands. Very good by Verkade to use their old machines to show how the processes for chocolade and koekjes factoring went.

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Mons, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased the Zaanse Schans card based on Trip Advisor recommendation. We paid over 40 EUR for a family of 4 with small kids to basically get into one windmill and two very boring museums. If you are Dutch and grew up with the products in the museum, maybe it would be interesting. Maybe...I still think it would be boring.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum tells the story of the region and different industries and crafts in it. There is a free audio guide in several languages. In the Verkade Paviljoen you can find the demonstration of biscuit and chocolate making, and also sever games for kids. Good to know that this museum is free for the visitors that have museum card. But... More 

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Moorpark, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a review of the Zaanse Museum itself, not the whole complex. You'll see it just as you get off the bus. If you have an I Amsterdam card, it's free. The museum is a well-designed overview of the area's industrial past, which unless you're Dutch you're probably not familiar with. Read through the displays and understand why those... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because Museumkaart holders had free entry to the museum, we decided to visit it and were pleasantly surprised. The museum has laid out how this region became the industrial powerhouse in its time and how it inspired many painters including Claude Monet. The biscuit and chocolate factory museum attached to it has some fun games and the child in me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see Windmill Museum ! I understand that these windmills have been moved to this location from all around the Netherlands so visitors can see up close these amazing working machines ! Also there are exhibits with wooden shoe makers & cheese making demonstrations . All these are fun & very interesting. There are gift shops &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the visit, you can buy de 15 euro card. The museum and the village is very nice. Good for kids and to shop souvenirs. They charge you the parking. :( 6-9euro.

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