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Zaanse Schans: Tours & Tickets

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This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
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What is the Netherlands without Windmills? Of course the modern day steel behemoths vastly outnumber the genuine windmills today. Therefore a trip to the Zaanse Schans is an excellent place to see and learn about the old ways. Both the windmills and the museum make...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank John V
Reviewed 2 days ago

So glad we discovered this place in our research and decided to head here in place of the more well-known Volendam and Edam. The picture-perfect place! We took so many gorgeous photos! We were about to take the bus to get there until we saw...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jackieverano
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best place in Europe to see the wonders of windmills. I had such a great time visiting this outdoor museum fre of charge. Yes, free.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JanMiltonB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice trip to z z We Loved to See The old Mills and Walking around It Was free, Only parking cost 10 eu Perfect for families

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Schroeders2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This hotel is located not far from Sloter tvdjk Station,very convenient especially if you want to catch a flixbus for many locations,we went to Brussels and Rotterdam with these buses.They offered a good b'fast,room was good and the people are friendly.Don't think we have anything...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank doreena307
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Zaanse Schans has got to be one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been to. It’s tiny but you could just spend an entire day here and yet feel like you could come back again. I took a day trip from Amsterdam as I was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank reneejamesezung
Reviewed 5 days ago

Much like tulips and clogs, there can be little doubt or question that windmills have come to epitomize what the Netherlands are, for many of us, in our minds. As we fantasize and think about visiting this wonderful place, our minds inevitably fill with pictures...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best day trip and real taste of Dutch life and a most beautiful and charming small town with windmills, small shops and great old hotel.... Setting gorgeous surrounded by picturesque waterways and homes with backdrop of a massive dam .... Ingrid lives there and showed...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank irashafran
Reviewed 6 days ago

We toured Zaanse Schans individually on a rainy, blustery day and had no problems. We found the people to all be welcoming and helpful. My husband wanted to tour several working windmills and this was the most convenient place for us while we were in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were looking forward to see the windmills (no tulips though) but missed our tour. However in Central Station there is a bus that brings you straight there and you can go around and explore the place. I particularly like the cheese (free cheese!) and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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tommomelbourne
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Response from Roshancun | Reviewed this property |
If the site is open, everything is open.
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25 September 2019|
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Response from Adele L | Reviewed this property |
If everywhere is open then wrap up warm, highly recommend this place so would be a shame to miss it for the sake of warm clothing.
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Response from alol2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that was meant to say clog making shop. (Pesky predictive text)
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