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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A magical place where you will be able to really see and touch the dutch culture. If you will visit The Netherlands you can't miss this place as it is just 20 minutes away from Amsterdam.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rather than spending another day in Amsterdam we decided to visit Zaanse Schans, we ended up spending most of the day here as there is so much to see & do!
We started in the Zaanse Museum & Biscuit/Chocolate factory. The museum was really interesting, and we enjoyed the interactive games in the factory!
Next we visited the clog making workshop - my partners favourite of the day! It’s very interesting to see how they make clogs and there are lots of clogs to browse & buy in the shop!
Then the weavers workshop - again great to hear the history of Dutch weavers, weaving sails for the windmills and ships. There were two men working there who took the time to give us a demonstration.
The cheese museum and shop were great - we sampled a lot of cheese! And fed the goats/chickens/ducks outside!
You get one windmill entrance free with the Schans Card, so we chose the paint mill, we got to go up outside on the deck of the windmill - a bit scary but amazing views!

Thank Lydiad27
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A charming tourist stop giving a glimpse of what life in Holland was like in the past. There are many windmills, traditional Dutch homes, canals, wood shoe and cheese making. A few shops to buy souvenirs also. I loved it!

Thank kiall2014
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Netherlands is pretty much identified by their windmills and their beautiful canals. Zaanse Schans is one of the most beautiful town you will find in Netherlands. It used to be the hub for spice, herbs, flour production and that's why the mills. The windmills are lined across the river and are meant for production of different items. one can also buy the tickets and see them in action, which is due to proper maintenance even today. They also have the museum close by which shows you the history of the city. If you are in Netherlands, give this city a sure shot visit. It is very well connected to Amsterdam via train and take all in all 5-6 hours in total to explore the city by foot.

Thank Piyush S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We don't understand that places like this have a high rating on tripadvisor. We left the place after one hour. So touristic and unreal.

Thank stevenenhilde
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our visit and were so happy to do it on our own and not with a tour!! A very short 30 min..train ride. Wonderful to escape Amsterdam to see this charming village!!

Thank daisymarley
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice place to visit, with the cheese factory there and a nice souvenirs shop, the village is beautiful too.

Thank dalioula
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We hired bikes from our hotel in central Amsterdam and cycled the 10miles (12km) out to see the windmills. Not the most scenic route through the industrial areas and the Port of Amsterdam, but so glad we made the effort. The cycle paths are amazing and so safe, flat and enjoyable. Getting the ferry across the river was free and we didn’t have to wait more than 5 minutes, and we saw a couple of gimicky sights along the way.
The windmills were just as we hoped, and worth the visit. I can imagine it will be very busy in summer but it made a pleasant change to the city centre. We found a lovely coffee shop for cake too!

Thank Jojoscorpio72
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I like the beauty of the village rather than the wind Mills. It is worth a half day tour to Zaanse Schans and I advise everyone who visit Amsterdam to go to this picturesque village. Take the "Sprinter" train from Centraal station towards Uitegeest and you will reach Zaanse station in 20 minutes (only 4 stops). Train fare is only 6.4 Euro for a return trip. And then the railways station about 10-15 minutes walk to Zaanse Schans.

Thank Movarip
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a surprise to visit old and still working windmills at this old industrial area near Amsterdam.
Worth the Trip.

Thank ewottermann
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