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Zaanse Schans

Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Tour from Amsterdam
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Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour from Amsterdam
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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” (151 reviews)
“wooden shoes” (157 reviews)
“the bus” (160 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Reviewed yesterday

Took a taxi from town (about US$60) and enjoyed walking around and watching the locals enjoy a day as well. Do go into a windmill and watch how it functions. You can take a train from Central Station but it's a bit of a walk...More

Thank Creditking
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great easy trip from Amsterdam, I wouldn't call it a day trip as it's only an 18min train ride from Amsterdam Central. We left in the morning and were back by lunch and we saw everything at a very leisurely pace. They're...More

1  Thank zjv76
Reviewed 2 days ago

We hired a comfortable Tesla Model X taxi from our hotel. We enjoyed a scenic drive to and from Zaanse Schans with a driver rich with historic facts to share with us. The leisurely stroll through the village is fascinating. There is no admission charge....More

Thank GlobalPete2010
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss this one. REALLY interesting collection of windmills and buildings where you can get right up close and personal with the workings. Beautiful interesting spot with river barges going by. My kind of place. Especially recommend the sawmill. Clever bit, for me, was free...More

1  Thank uberskunk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A pleasant place to visit. Good for pictures and for families to move about. There are good shops for clogs (have demonstration) and cheese factory etc. Plus the windmills was a good sight!

Thank Cliff N
Reviewed 2 days ago

10 Euro (roundtrip) by bus to get to this place. The bus station is at the back of the Central Station, go up the escalator and you can check on the screen on which location the bus will stop (931??). Its a 45 minutes bus...More

Thank JV0214
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a private tour with a lady called Cathy, You can't miss her she is dressed up all in authentic Dutch clothing of the period. She invited us into her own house, which was not part of the tour, for cake and ribena. But...More

Thank Leo G
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are many organised tours from Amsterdam at a cost of about RUR50 but we chose to take a service bus from Central Station at a cost of EUR5 each way! It is an easy 1 hour journey, with the terminus near to the site....More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This town is geared for tourists but still a great place to visit. Lots of gift shops but traffic and roads were good. Ate at the DeKraai pancake house and it was a great experience.

Thank Gerry R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice but not enough time I was 5 minutes late for the bus not really my fault a store could not change 100 euros so the line was a problem

Thank Yanina M
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Hi Steve. I am traveling to Amsterdam with 2 of my kids...ages 17 and 15. I am trying to find cool things to do but we are in Brussels prior to Amsterdam and just have 2 full days in Holland...and actually 2 half days. But i am avid biker. I usually bike 40-50 miles with no problem so I am not worried about the Windmill tour. I would actually prefer for it to be longer but my kids beg to differ. they do not love biking. But at least it is flat in holland. We live in Ct and it is very hilly here. I see you thought Zandaam was commercial and the best part was getting there. That would be me but is it too far? How many miles was your whole adventure? I am worried I willl be disappointed if I take a train to Zandaam and bike from there. It seems way too short that way. Can you confirm all of this for me? Thanks so much! Let me know if you have other suggestions. Thanks. Kathleen
12 June 2017|
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Response from Allison K | Reviewed this property |
The windmills are very close to the train station. You won't get a lot of biking directly at the Windmill site as it is small and has gravelled pathways and small bridges over water/boggy areas
Prices for bike rentals?
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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Amir Y
thanks for the review, how much is needed to spend there? we are a small family with 2 kids.
26 May 2017|
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Response from Elias A | Reviewed this property |
There is a big park with lots of nice attractions for kids. You can spend a day there.