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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the bus” (197 reviews)
“clog making” (180 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (94 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
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+31 75 681 0000
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"the bus"
in 197 reviews
"clog making"
in 180 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 94 reviews
"central station"
in 120 reviews
"cheese factory"
in 178 reviews
"pancakes"
in 68 reviews
"wooden shoes"
in 191 reviews
"koog zaandijk"
in 66 reviews
"day trip"
in 134 reviews
"cheese making"
in 134 reviews
"amsterdam centraal"
in 68 reviews
"clog museum"
in 55 reviews
"walk around"
in 54 reviews
"tourist trap"
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"beautiful windmills"
in 51 reviews
"beautiful place"
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"dutch village"
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Reviewed today

Allthough a bit overcrowded it is Holland at its best. There is a hard to find website with lots of information and even maps. worldofwindmill.org helps with your planning.

Thank rvdmimages
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Reviewed yesterday

This town, Zaanse Schans, is a must see, a little bit of all of Holland in the town from chocolates to cheese to animals to windmills to glass. The area is beautiful and pictures stunning as a memory for me. This place is for single,...More

Thank Joe K
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing view in Zaanse..will definitely comeback to this place again. We even saved a lot of money going to this place by buying a travel card that allow us to take unlimited rides to bus, tram, bus and regional bus in a day. The regional...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although overrun with tourists, this was a perfect day trip for my family of four. We loved seeing the working windmills and hearing about how they operate from the people who work there. A charming little village that we really enjoyed - lots of lovely...More

Thank frontpageink
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Classic Windmills, Cheese Tasting, Wooden Shoes, Waterfront, Good food... Zaandam is a beautiful place to hang around. This place and surrounding shall give you a glimpse of Holland in the past. It can get crowdy during summers, but worth a visit. You can spend a...More

Thank SHarshaRaj
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Zaanse Schans is really beautiful place with a lot of attractions, very good place for families with kids. However we had unpleasant situation with Dutch old man in a museum house. He crushed cocoa beans and prepared a cocoa drink, there was very nice smell,...More

Thank jaroslawn986
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfect park to walk for 2-4 hours with friends, family or even alone. The entrance is free, you just pay to get to some mills.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a good place to spend the morning or afternoon. Very beautiful! Typical Dutch with the windmills, cheese factory and wooden shoes factory too. Must see in the Netherlands!

1  Thank Mar R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful windmills scenery, good on sunny days, quite a lot of tourists, need to pay for using the toilets. Not necessary to join a tour, we took Uber from the city, around €45.

Thank CelloB
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Zaanse Schans is a lovely place to spend a few hours strolling through to get a flavour of windmill life. We took Bus 391 (~40mins journey) from Centraal Station which meant we could control our timings and it saved us some money (compared with joining...More

1  Thank Huyburger
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sueann450
6 June 2018|
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Response from AmateurAdventurer | Reviewed this property |
Parking is right adjacent the village. The only way to get around in the village is on foot. We probably walked about a mile, total. Could have reduced to 1/2 mile and still seen a lot. Everything appeared wheelchair... More
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swakshar
30 May 2018|
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Yes. The train from central station goes right to Zaanse Schans. About a 30 min ride. It’s a short walk to the village. Buy round trip tickets from the ticket booth and they will give you a map and directions.
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