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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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Amsterdam Half-Day Tour to Zaanse Schans: Windmills, Clog Museum and Cheese Farm
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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
“the bus” (190 reviews)
“clog making” (177 reviews)
“central station” (118 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
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+31 75 681 0000
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"the bus"
in 190 reviews
"clog making"
in 177 reviews
"central station"
in 118 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 93 reviews
"cheese factory"
in 172 reviews
"wooden shoes"
in 187 reviews
"day trip"
in 133 reviews
"pancakes"
in 66 reviews
"koog zaandijk"
in 66 reviews
"beautiful windmills"
in 49 reviews
"cheese making"
in 130 reviews
"amsterdam centraal"
in 68 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 77 reviews
"walk around"
in 54 reviews
"clog museum"
in 53 reviews
"tourist trap"
in 61 reviews
"dutch village"
in 56 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Zaanse Schans is located quite close to Amsterdam and can be accessed by a local train and then a short 20 minute walk. It took us less than an hour by train and that was even after changing trains at the wrong station! Walking across...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a couple hours at this place and it was amazing. There are some shops in the area and a museum where you can get some authentic clogs and other souvenirs.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a must visit if you come to Holland. The wind mills were great and lovely tiny shops, perfect for souvenir shopping

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a pretty village of windmills & colorful houses (where people are living). There are many shops but there is no entrance fee so you don't have dos pend money if you don't want to. We had a very nice lunch of vegetable soup...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a place everyone has heard about a lot before going to Amsterdam. Visit to get it off your bucket list. We visited on a lovey day. But it was very crowded.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Zaanse Schans recently. Quite an artificially-looking, and even if you pay the entrance fee, you need to pay in addition if you want to enter a mill. If compare to Kinderdijk I prefered the latter one- a scenery is more natural and beautiful...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Zaanse Schans is easily reachable from Amsterdam and is a perfect location for a half day trip. The best part of Zaanse Schans is it's open air museum and the clog workshop. The open air museum consists of various types of traditional houses from different...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Totally worth it! It’s not that hard to get there, the view is amazing. You can see a little bit of history outside de city, in nature.

Thank Alina A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a jewel in the crown for the area. The site offered experiences of what life was like in the past through the museum, moving on to the chocolate and biscuit factory experience, sadly the company had been swallowed by united biscuits but does still...More

Thank TrevorReoch
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Pop along and see these lovely windmills near Amsterdam. Just takes an hour or so and a short bus ride from Amsterdam central sation and you can get this included in your tram/bus ticket. The atraction is free and has shops,cafes and toilets on site.

Thank WORLE1966
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Delia O
19 February 2018|
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Response from ManoloTravel | Reviewed this property |
E mail to the Zaance Schans Foundation. Find them thru internet because we cannot give links here. I am sure they can help you.
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Amooonljlj
13 February 2018|
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Response from Mahmut T | Reviewed this property |
if you will go through central station Amsterdam. you can use luggage locker to leave your luggages and can take bus (#391) to Zaanse Schans
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12 February 2018|
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Response from Kay C | Reviewed this property |
Only at the museum. The windmill shops are shops and do not have cloak rooms.
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