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This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Caught train from Muiderpoort station (near our hotel - The Manor) to Zaanse Schans.There were trains also from Amsterdam Central. Approx 10 mins walk, past the chocolate factory and deep breath in the delectable smell to the windmills. There are working windmills, traditional 18/19th century...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank heatherh67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were visiting the traditional wooden shoemaker here. Now although it was impressive I have to say the cost of the clogs were considerably more expensive for exactly the same ones out of the souvenir shops in the local town. A pair of painted "Holland"...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank damon762019
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have gone to amsterdam when its cold. But i never thought the day i have been to Zaanse schans would be an amazing as such. I used to go by myself. As i would like to experience most of the stuff roaming here and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chani1991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great experience today, worthwhile and great value for money. The hosts Steve 'the rock' and Adrian were both entertaining and knowledgeable. The sights were beautiful and gave a real insight to the Dutch way of living, both in the past and present. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good place to see the village life and ancient windmills. They have shops selling good chocolate and cheese which are goos to taste. A must visit place

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ankurs99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If here is good weather, don’t miss out on this place. It is a very inviting place where you can have a stroll between windmills, old houses and small shops. It is the perfect way to spend a lovely afternoon outside of busy Amsterdam!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Muahdib
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the local bus from Amsterdam station. No.391, red bus, from platform L. Upstairs at the back of the station. Short walk on arrival. Bus every 20 mins. Cost 1/4 of a booked trip. No rush with timing allowing us to choose how long we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carolyne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a sub 20 minute train from Amsterdam Centraal which cost about €7.50 return (cheaper if you have a chipmarkt). Train was dead on time and clean and safe. We then walked 15 mins to the park and found the bike rental place closed!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nm598
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick train/bus trip from central Amsterdam, this was a fun half-day excursion with my young children. They enjoyed getting up close to the windmills and exploring the shops. Only downside was my kids are very young ( 2 1/2 and 4) and I didn't...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank NorkySanDiego_CA_USA
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you would like to see windmill and the tradition of the Netherlands, come here. The old windmill still working and ready to be explore. Enjoy the cruise and every museum, shops!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Irwan O
18 February 2019|
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Response from PremaD24 | Reviewed this property |
Zaanse Schans better in the morning
Kirsten C
12 January 2019|
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Response from 262andreluisn | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m Andre and we just use the gps and we took a public transportation it’s really easy,you must go to Central station and take a bus there.
Natalia P
28 December 2018|
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Response from railfan242 | Reviewed this property |
From Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans station, it's 17 minutes by train. Then it's a 15-minute walk from the train station to Zaanse Schans itself, with many signs along the way. Once you arrive, you can explore... More