Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

4.4
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
At Zaanse Schans, tour a recreated historical Dutch village filled with wooden houses and iconic windmills. An important stop along the European Route of Industrial Heritage, this open-air museum hosts 900,000 tourists every year. Its 35 wooden homes were brought from surrounding villages to the museum in the 1970s. The well-preserved windmills, which have become a symbol of the Netherlands, date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and each have their own distinct names. Walk through the buildings, stop into the shops and restaurants, take a scenic boat ride, or watch traditional Dutch craft-making during your visit. Put Zaanse Schans on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Zaandam trip site.
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  • Excellent place to visit and enjoy the Dutch countryside. It was the experience of a life time with all the cheese and the exquisite windmills  more »
  • I have a plan to visit this windmil village by bus but at eleventh hour we decided to go on bicycles. it was about one hour drive of 18km one side but worth for the views of Zaanse Schans. Five...  more »

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