Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

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At Zaanse Schans, tour a recreated historical Dutch village filled with wooden houses and iconic windmills. An important stop along the European Route of Industrial Heritage, this open-air museum hosts 900,000 tourists every year. Its 35 wooden homes were brought from surrounding villages to the museum in the 1970s. The well-preserved windmills, which have become a symbol of the Netherlands, date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and each have their own distinct names. Walk through the buildings, stop into the shops and restaurants, take a scenic boat ride, or watch traditional Dutch craft-making during your visit. Put Zaanse Schans on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Zaandam trip site.
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  • I have to say that the windmills at Zaanse Schans are a must if you are visiting Amsterdam! It is not far a way from the city and you don't need a car because there is also a bus or a train that you.....  more »
  • Zaanse Schans is a easy and short train from Amsterdam. It is then an easy walk from the train station. We were a little surprised how industrial the surrounding area was but it was also...  more »

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