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Zaanse Schans

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Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
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+31 75 681 0000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and...

This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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An unmissable Rural Amsterdam escape.

After a few hectic days on my business trip to Amsterdam (and I must stress was my first visit), I had the luck of a little free time to explore the wonderful Zaanse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a few hectic days on my business trip to Amsterdam (and I must stress was my first visit), I had the luck of a little free time to explore the wonderful Zaanse Schans... Apart from taking a wander around the beautiful canals, sights and red light district (indeed, a must see to be believed) of Amsterdam's city centre, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you would like to see a real windmill Zaanse Schanse is the place to visit. Very accessible. Just few stops from Centraal train Station. Loads of souvenir shops. Nice to take photos. Cost 7eu return from centraal stn by train. Cheese tasting is also within sorrounding areas. You can see beautiful houses as well near the windmills. Can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our day at the Zaanse schans. Museum was very nice and gives you a good explanation about the history. By the entrance we booked the package which give you discount and some free entrances. Also your parking ticket will be cheaper. Good day of fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the place, the clog demo of making shoes, the local humor, the windmills, the sea front, the local fare, the lovely people ... wowsie

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We expected much more from the visit but were a bit disappointed as the venue did not meet our expectations. But of course we visited in December which is off-season.... Windmills looked lovely and the clog factory was interesting but the cheese tasting was not quite good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice day out for kids. Not too far from amsterdam, but very different atmosphere and they really built and kept the authenticity of the village for tourists. There are museums, cheese factory, shoe factory, chocolate factory and lots of shops. There's also about 11 windmills surrounded with beautiful views. We were there on a sunny winter day and had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My hsband and I went on 2nd Jan 2017. There were quite a few coach tours there and many tourist shops selling the usual stuff, clogs, fridge magents and Tea towels. We took the train to Zannse Schans/Zaandijk and walked over the bridge. Mistakenyl we bought tickets at the clock museum for ten euros each thinking that was for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't get more Dutch than windmills and clogs! Traveled here by train from Zaandam on a Sunday morning. Easy to find from the train station. We arrived at around 8.30am and it already quite busy with coach tours but didn't feel crowded. It did however feel a lot busier by about 11am. A really lovely place to walk around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real Dutch experience. Zaanse Schans is a beautiful area to take a stroll and enjoy the views of the windmills. Only a short walk from the local train station (very easy to get to from where we were standing in Zaandam) the windmill village is a must see for anyone wanting to experience some local history. Plenty of places... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the Netherlands this is the place you should certainly visit. Take some time, walk around the Zaanse Schans, enjoy the mills, the shops, the restaurants and most of all the wonderful scenery.

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