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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  • we take a train to Zaandam and then walk for an hour through the nice outdore. It is nice little place with windmills, small shops so you can enjoy a few hours here. 
    we take a train to Zaandam and then walk for an hour through the nice outdore. It is nice little place with windmills, small shops so you can enjoy a few hours here.  more »
  • Lovely family outing even though shops were closed due to lock down. It was lovely walking along the different paths and profiting from the lights. 
    Lovely family outing even though shops were closed due to lock down. It was lovely walking along the different paths and profiting from the lights.  more »

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