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Zaanse Schans

Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Zaanse Schans Windmills and Volendam Tour from Amsterdam
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Small-Group Zaanse Schans Half-Day Tour 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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clog making” (154 reviews)
“wooden shoes” (167 reviews)
“the bus” (165 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Short train ride and free to get in but some of the buildings you had to pay to look in. Not far from the train station and worth the visit.

Thank Maree S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want a good family day out in the sunshine (albeit cold when the wind blows), walking around Zaanse Schans is lovely. It can be busy with tourists so go in the morning. Choose a windmill to go into (the woodwork one was fantastic),...More

Thank Margarithe
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A truly lovely place to visit. Especially with warm weather. There is a small museum with how to make cheese will have people explain to you and you can try some there. Most of all the entrance is free.

Reviewed yesterday

We absolutely loved our visit to Zaans Schans! Listening to our local expert, we arrived early (before all of the tour busses) and had a fabulous experience. The windmills are the most obvious (and largest) feature, there are a number to visit (one- you can...More

Thank Jaaz1
Reviewed yesterday

This is a massive place, you could spend the full day here. Tourist shops to buy all your pressies. The car park is expensive (€10 for cars) and busy but the place itself is free. The local town is also really pretty to walk around....More

Thank Shrekchick
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've done the Zaanse Schans 3-hour-tour not expecting much but the group loved it. The guide was really friendly and the tour was very informative. It was really nice to leave Amsterdam for a while. The clogs making was fun to watch. There's not a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here as a stop over, it's not cheap, the parking is ten euros, then you pay fifteen euros to do the tour, then if you want to go in the windmills they are charged individually as well. So it could be a costly...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a visit, but I would get there early, when we left (at about 1030) there must have been 20 buses there. The clog shop is good and they have some old and decorative clogs on display and they show you how clogs are made....More

Thank Mark&Rosa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my girls went to visit this place at advise of the staff of the hotel we were staying in. Transport is very simple and not expensive. It is a very beautiful area with lots of windmills and there is a small but amazing...More

1  Thank dmgarth1995
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our main mistake was arriving here too late in the afternoon so that each windmill closed one after another as we strolled down the banks of the Zaan. We had previously parked our car in the extensive car park noting that the obligatory daily parking...More

Thank Eyekaytoo
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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
4 June 2017|
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Response from qqtt | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the price for the rental but if you buy a genuine entrance ticket, you get a discount on the rental!
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