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Zaanse Schans

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Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +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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Authentic complete Dutch experience in one spot!

We wanted to see, touch and feel the authentic Dutch windmills, cheese and clogs, and ended up spending close to two hours here! It was an educational excursion - time well spent... read more

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to see, touch and feel the authentic Dutch windmills, cheese and clogs, and ended up spending close to two hours here! It was an educational excursion - time well spent learning about the clog-making process as well as cheese-making. They were really generous with the cheese sampling and even taught us how to enjoy the cheese - pat... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved our visit to Zaanse Schans! We rented our own bikes & made our way there. The ancient windmills from the 1600s and wooden slippers on display were most definitely the highlights! It felt like a trip back in history & we enjoyed every moment of it!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place, interesting manufacture of cheese, wood slipers, chocolade. You can enjoy, buy and taste all above and more: very brautiful place to spend vouple of hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Zaanse Schans is located at Oud-Zaandijk. Famous for its windmills that represent the Dutches. There are still-operating mills that we can visit on certain entrance fees. Or take a stroll at the mills surroundings for free. There are also a clog museum and a cheese shop that you can visit. It is a very touristy place with crowds from all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just under 2 hours train ride from Delft. Its a beautiful scenic Dutch Windmills experience. Its quite chilly in the winter so it is advisable to wear a jacket. But do warm yourselves with their hot chocolate and the authentic stroopwaffels. Visit the Cheese barn and samples are plentiful. Enough for you to decide which is the best cheese and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though this can be a VERY touristic place to visit, it's still worth it, because the diversity of things to see and experience is incredible. Visit the little village of Zaanse Schans. People still live in their 300-400 year old houses. They are maintained wonderfully! Several windmills are open for public and are still in use!!! Just like 100-300... More 

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If you are into windmills in the Netherlands this one is the nearest, in Amsterdam. From Amsterdam Centraal take a train to Koog Zaandijk. Its just a 10 minute walk from the station. There's a map outside the station so it'll be very easy when you're there. The place is beautiful, just a bit windy, so bring your thick jacket.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see, however dress warmly as the sun started going down, the wind was whipping and it got really cold. Skip the small vendors they really did not serve authentic Dutch snacks.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this place very enchanting. A must visit place if you are in the Netherlands. Getting here is very easy. Cultural and scenic beauty. I took the bus and it was a 20 minutes ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little settlement features windmills, a clog factory, pancake house and cure wooden houses. The windmills make mustard, paint and one saws wood.

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