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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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Beautiful windmill village with all unique mills

It was a beautiful day when I went, took train about 30 min from the Central Station in Amsterdam. The village was another 20 min walk from the windmill station stop. I walked... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful day when I went, took train about 30 min from the Central Station in Amsterdam. The village was another 20 min walk from the windmill station stop. I walked thru a side street, then crossed a bridge to get to the parking lot of the village. The windmills were built along the river bank. I never... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was like the paintings one draws in childhood. I was amazed to see how beautifully they ha e preserved the old culture . If you love sight seeing then it is a must visit place if you are visiting Holland.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time exploring the scenic countryside! The biggest attraction there was the cheese outlet- Fresh and delicious cheese

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Zaanse Schans or Zaans Museum is a part working exhibition of the bygone aspects of Dutch life, industry and skills, a veritable heritage site. The region used to be a centre of wind powered industry before the advent of the steam engine that replaced many of the former windmills. This location was created in the 60s and 70s when most... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a Dutch person, I only come here with out-of-country guests, and I'm always pleasantly surprised. Price of admission is the parking fee (10 Euro) and if you hit at the right time (before the tour buses get there) it is nice to just walk around. I always enjoy the clog-making demonstration, and the cheese shop is great for tasting.... More 

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Kesh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

we went on a wet and windy day but it was very enjoyable. great place to see so many windmills in one place. Didn't realise that each one had a different purpose. €10 euro parking fee if you drive and then pay extra for visiting windmills and some other attractions but you can wander around for free. Make sure you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly beautiful place. We went on a snowyish day, but the skies were clear and it was sunny. It wasn't overly busy but could imagine that it would get very busy in summer. Lovely little coffee houses. People in the clog shop very helpful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I took a bus on our own from Central Station and it was very easy to get to Zaanse Schans. The place is beautiful if a bit touristy. We purchased the pass for 15 euro each and we were able to visit the museum and one of the windmills was included and a few other smaller exhibits.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time in Amsterdam with family❤Loved the wonderful sceneries outside the city their windmills,museums, it is all about arts which my daughter liked😘

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only place in the world to see so many authentic working windmills in one place. If you drive parking is a flat 10€. Walking around the village is free. Some of the windmills charge a fee and some are free. We toured the sawmill and thought it was well worth the 4€ admission fee. It is only 10 years... More 

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