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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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It is realy good place to see traditional windmills and infrastructure. In theoriy this is free of charge but if you want to enter some of the buildings you have to pay. But the... read more

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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is realy good place to see traditional windmills and infrastructure. In theoriy this is free of charge but if you want to enter some of the buildings you have to pay. But the most expensive is parking - 10 euro, no matter how long you'll be staying. But we were in big group so it was ok for us.... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As Dutch people we had never visited the Zaanse Schans before, unlike millions of foreign visitors. And how wonderful it is! Lovely scenery along the Zaan river, with authentic mills (for very early industrial purposes), farm houses, early shops and rich merchant houses. Mills can be visited. Bike rent available, nice bike route!

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must-see. This is an outdoor attraction par excellence. The windmills are spectacular and have been maintained as they were in the 1700s. They are functioning units- a saw mill, spice mill, paint mill, oil mill, etc. The rest of the village replica has lovely little houses (some of which are privately owned vacation homes), little shops, the cheese factory... More 

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Guayas Province, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cool village with some windmills, you can get into the top of them and get an awesome view. Its free and there are busses from amsterdam that leave you right outside it for 10€ day ticket

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place looks more of a dreamland. Amazing windmills, beautiful homes, a canal and fields shows a serene view. There are a few windmills that have been turned into museums. Some windmills charge you 5 Euros as entry fees. 1 sawmill is in operation on windpower. There is a cheese factory which serves really tasty cheese and is a must... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The windmills and museums at Zaanse Schans provide an interesting insight into 17th-19th century life. They're only a 15 minute train ride from Centraal Station followed by a 10 minute walk. The windmills are quite spread out so it might be worth hiring a bicycle from the strategically located rental place just outside the Zaanse Schans station. I was surprised... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's just unbelievable how amazing this village is. I went there with my wife during our trip in Netherlands. We really didn't expect this. We were here in january and it was really cold, but worth the visit. The minute you enter the village you can smell chocolate from the chocolate factory. Every chocoholic's dream!

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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a good tour to take if you want to see what Holland is known for: windmills, cheese and wooden shoes. Edgar was an enthusiastic guide who kept us on time. The audio on the bus about the land was informative.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

loved this excursion, about an hour plus from amsterdan and the opportunity to roam around the windmills was amazing. Kids loved this, lots of shops and cafes

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Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is really a nice well kept place, a scent of history.The parking there costs 10 Euros and you can buy the Zaanse Schans card to save on different attractions entry cost but the entry to the village itself is free. As this is a very windy place, go prepared and check the weather in the area in advance. It... More 

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