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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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Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Edam from Amsterdam

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Great day out of the city!

A nice day out for kids. Not too far from amsterdam, but very different atmosphere and they really built and kept the authenticity of the village for tourists. There are museums... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We expected much more from the visit but were a bit disappointed as the venue did not meet our expectations. But of course we visited in December which is off-season.... Windmills looked lovely and the clog factory was interesting but the cheese tasting was not quite good.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice day out for kids. Not too far from amsterdam, but very different atmosphere and they really built and kept the authenticity of the village for tourists. There are museums, cheese factory, shoe factory, chocolate factory and lots of shops. There's also about 11 windmills surrounded with beautiful views. We were there on a sunny winter day and had... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My hsband and I went on 2nd Jan 2017. There were quite a few coach tours there and many tourist shops selling the usual stuff, clogs, fridge magents and Tea towels. We took the train to Zannse Schans/Zaandijk and walked over the bridge. Mistakenyl we bought tickets at the clock museum for ten euros each thinking that was for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It doesn't get more Dutch than windmills and clogs! Traveled here by train from Zaandam on a Sunday morning. Easy to find from the train station. We arrived at around 8.30am and it already quite busy with coach tours but didn't feel crowded. It did however feel a lot busier by about 11am. A really lovely place to walk around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real Dutch experience. Zaanse Schans is a beautiful area to take a stroll and enjoy the views of the windmills. Only a short walk from the local train station (very easy to get to from where we were standing in Zaandam) the windmill village is a must see for anyone wanting to experience some local history. Plenty of places... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the Netherlands this is the place you should certainly visit. Take some time, walk around the Zaanse Schans, enjoy the mills, the shops, the restaurants and most of all the wonderful scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who are craving for windmills (there are 8 of them I guess), this is the right place to go. Zaanse Schans is also a place where tourists can enjoy traditional Dutch village experience (includes cheese making, clogs - very informative demonstration, as well as chocolates). This place makes beautiful photos and worth a visit. Do spend at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a place to visit if you want to see the famous windmill, the clogs and the cheese factory. It is a 30 mins bus drive from the Amsterdam Central bus station. Very easy to go on your own. Dont have to take a tour package if you want to save a lot. For a return ticket Amst Central- Zaanse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent almost an entire day exploring this windmill village. Entry to most windmills is free with an Iamsterdam city card and allows you to walk around the inside of the windmills. There are a number of little stores that make chocolate, cheese and a really cute bakery where we had the most delicious waffle. The biggest attraction is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places that just looks much better in person. Definitely worth a visit from Amsterdam, just to get away from the international city. The day tours are well-worth it. Some windmills can be seen inside for a small fee of 4 euros per person, and for some, can climb tiny stairs to the balconies where you... More 

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