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Zaanse Schans

Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam
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Dutch Countryside and Culture Tour from Amsterdam Including Zaanse Schans, Edam...
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Private Tour: Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam
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This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clog making” (157 reviews)
“wooden shoes” (171 reviews)
“the bus” (168 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

At 90 km/h wind, the windmills do not work. Too strong wind. But there is a lot to see and visit and get an explabation about the age of the mills (the oldest is 220 years old still working ) and the nowdays use.

Thank trothem
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is beautiful area. There restored operating windmills. We were able see operation of saw mill and grinding mill within short time we had in our tour. It is a must see if you visit Amsterdam.

Thank Duminda_r
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Zaanse Schans with small group tour - Experience Waterlands. It was and enjoyable tour with our knowledgeable guide Roxanne. We had great time walking the different windmills. We went inside a windmill that makes peanut oil. What an interesting view above the...More

Thank Joy L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my favorite thing we did on our whole trip! It's a 30 min train ride from Amsterdam and then a short 10 minute walk. The whole town is so charming and beautiful. I don't want to spoil anything but it's a must-see. A...More

Thank amandalava
Reviewed 4 days ago

Informative and memorable. Breathtaking scenery. So much to see, especially the windmill and well-maintained traditional houses.

Thank Syedbj
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the train which was fine. Windmills were good to see. Went in to one which was very interesting. Highlight was the clog making demo which was free - though we brought some so it ended up not being so!!

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome first touristy thing to do. A nice selection of cheese and chocolate tasting samples. Not too pricey if you want to buy anything from any of the cute little shops.

Thank Broghan N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Super recommend you get to know this place when you come to Amsterdam! There you still find a cheese factory and you can taste them, a delight. I loved the time I had there!!!

1  Thank Mariana C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour to see the "old" Holland life style - windmills, cheese, coppery and more. We spent ~4 hours there and it was great! No need to book ahead, we got there by bus, and bought tickets there for some of the museums. Much cheaper...More

Thank עמית מ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must when in Holland! Beautiful mills in an even more beautiful surrounding. Parking is 10 EUR next to the museum. Around the mills there are souvenir/food shops and beautiful gardens.

Thank KFarhad
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11 August 2017|
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Response from qqtt | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking around the Zaanse Schans - but if you get on the official parking you have to pay (10€), unless you pay the entrance fee to the museums which discharges you of the parking fee. I would recommend you... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from qqtt | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the price for the rental but if you buy a genuine entrance ticket, you get a discount on the rental!
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