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Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience

Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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In the Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience you will always find something exciting to do. Visit our chocolate and biscuit factory and discover how Verkade biscuits and chocolate were made and admire our magnificent collection of packagings, graphic designs, paintings, photographs, films, Zaans painted furniture and utensils.On a regular base we organize activities for the whole family. Lectures, films, workshops and tasty activities like building cookie-factories using Verkade biscuit, make edible postcards, or get started with real Verkade chocolate!Besides the activity program we offer several investigative routes, you can design a wrapper for a chocolate bar, and of course taste the different Verkade Cookies . With the serious games you can test whether you 're just as agile as a Verkademeisje, or that you still have more talent for baking cookies .With the serious games on the factory square you become an engineer, planner, operator, technician or designer and will be introduced to the variety of technical occupations in the food sector.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The cheese factory, biscuit factory and interactive information kiosks about how the windmills work are a nice introduction to Zaans, just before you head to visit the famous windmills...

Thank Chetan_l
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place. Should visit. Cheese factory is there. Walking during winter was quite tiring. Souvenirs are expensive. Beautiful Holland houses. And of course you can see windmills. I saw a documentary, too. Can see fat hens, goats. In short a must visit place for tourists.

Thank vijayamalar
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I was well impressed with this museum. To be honest, I was not expecting much and one of the main draws for me, was going to see the Claude Monet painting that they have in their collection. First, this museum accepts the Museumkaart, so if...More

Thank VanVlerah
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

The museum is a great way to understand the industry & history of the Windmills in Zaans Schanse. A fun, educational tour, and fascinating to learn about the cacao & chocolate industry. How it started & how Verkade earned its reputation through clever marketing &...More

Thank Simone P
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

If you love chocolate and cookies you will love the verkade experience! You can even taste free cookies and see how the machinery works while they actualy make sweets. And the view is amazing too.

Thank Vanya D
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Museum itself is good - plenty of tech interpretations to create interest and interactive games that were enjoyable for 6 and 11 years old (&a adults). Staff attitude not so good - busy chatting in personal conversation and ignoring visitors. Chocolate experience was good except...More

Thank Hlk_Green
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a great way to start your visit to Zaanse Schans. Pick up an audio guide device and walk through. Cool artifacts and descriptions of the progression of Dutch industry. Very interesting how the Dutch addressed economic slumps and downturns in specific industries by...More

Thank Cindy Y
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Very interesting history of the area of Zaanse but not really for younger children. The cookie factory section was quite good.

Thank alice r
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Not many people were visiting this museum but it is very nice! It tells the history of the area and explains how the local industry has involved. If you have lots of time to kill (or waiting for rain to pass) there are interactive exhibits....More

Thank machita75
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wonderful locale. Recreated little village, with lots of old windmills. If you like windmills, definitely the place to go. The Zaanse Schans day pass is worth getting - gives you access to a variety of little museums. The current displays at the Zaans Museum provide...More

Thank Dan M
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