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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“clog making” (168 reviews)
“wooden shoes” (178 reviews)
“the bus” (178 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Zaanse Schans is the tourist trap of your nightmares. The ONLY reason I would recommend it is because of the small but very fine and choice Dutch timepiece museum, and the very kind and knowledgeable woman who works at that particular front desk, and has...More

Thank springlering
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must see when visiting Netherlands. The entire village, houses and windmills are extraordinary. Only 45mins bus ride from Amsterdam central station and 1hour to spent exploring this nice place and to take photos ofcourse. And it is absolutely free.

Thank Myk C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there with a tour and we were the earliest group, thus it was not crowded. Had a show on how wooden clogs and cheese were made. The had many types of cheese for tasting and for sale and it will be great for a...More

Thank sabchin
Reviewed 4 days ago

20 minute, easy train ride from Amsterdam Centraal station, then a 10 minute walk. Adorable little town. Would recommend spending a day there, including having lunch. Very picturesque so perfect for family photos. NIce to stroll around and look at the windmills, animals in the...More

Thank Snr5767
Reviewed 5 days ago

This area is about 30 minutes outside Amsterdam, and is a relaxing place to visit if your have 'done' Amsterdam already. It is a tourist place and likely to be busy, so would recommend going early or later. It is one of the folders and...More

Thank global-traveller48
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yesterday we visited During a snowstorm, while most shops were still open the museum closed early.of all the places to visit we enjoyed visiting the windmill with the saw mill, as there were several people there working and they were using the sawmill. We were...More

1  Thank Deb W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Beautiful and quiet place. We enjoy walking near the authentic duch houses, eat cheese toast and see a demonstration of making the wooden shoes. A short trip by train from Amsterdam central station.

Thank Sigalit G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A classic representation of the archetypical Dutch landscape, Zaanse Schans is an excellent 0.5 - 1 day outing from Amsterdam. It retains the windmills of yore intact, which gives you a good understanding of how these machines would work in the past. A couple of...More

Thank Chetan_l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very romantic and interesting indeed...it is extremely windy in autumn so keep in mind to wear really warm cloth. You can see some of the Mills is real action-it is super! Museum was not so impressive .. but you can jump in there...More

Thank Semechka
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly beautiful and awe-inspiring sight! Canals with lovely ducks, herons and other birds. A really worthwhile experience.

Thank pollyanne1
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11 December 2017|
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Response from robert b | Reviewed this property |
if you get the more expensive one yes
28 October 2017|
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Response from LiangGB2000 | Reviewed this property |
There’s no entrance fee you can just walk straight in and wander around the sights. I went here last week, getting the bus there and train back. The bus was to see some extra countryside but it was urban or industrial most... More
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