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With its traditional houses, windmills, warehouses and workshops, the historic village of Zaanse Schans offers a preserved glimpse of what it was like to live in the Netherlands in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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41 Zaanse Schans Reviews




"I love Holland!"
We went on a bus trip to this picturesque village just outside Amsterdam. Just wonderful to walk in this Dutch landscape.
Written by Anne, 2 years ago on TOP3.AMSTERDAM
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"Walking around at Zaanse Schans"
We loved the Zaanse Schans. We're in Europe now with to married couples and no kids an we looked for a place for a nice walk. At www.dutcmills.eu we read...
Written by Jonathanz, 4 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Beautiful Tourist choice!"
Zaanse Schans is a great tourist area that is driving distance from Amsterdam. While walking through the area, tourists enjoy the area's beauty, stunning...
Written by Martman, 4 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Inside The "Oil" Windmill - Zaanse Schans"
This was the highlight of my visit, actually getting inside a historic windmill and actually seeing the working movements of the mill.These windmills are...
Written by Mikebb, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Local Bus to Zaanse Schans - Windmills"
It was very easy and cheap to travel by public transport to Zaanse Schans. We caught bus #391 from the stop close to Centraal Station, in fact approx 100...
Written by Mikebb, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Zaanse Schans - Map Of Attractions"
The Zaanse Schans attractions are spread out over a large area as indicate on the map. There are good walking paths which are safe for prams, strollers...
Written by Mikebb, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"The Cheese Factory & Souvenir Shop - Zaanse Schans"
We visited the Cheese Factory soon after we arrived. It is located just past the Museum and several hundred metres before you come to the first major...
Written by Mikebb, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Zaanse Schans - Day Trip to Windmills"
If you want to visit traditional working windmills then you should visit Zaanse Schans where there are 6 working windmills to view. On the day we visited...
Written by Mikebb, 5 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Zaanse Schans"
This is a very nice museum that has well preserved old houses and few fully functional wind mills built after 1574 that you can visit. There are plenty of...
Written by monica71, 6 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"A day trip to Zaanse Schans"
A day trip to Zaanse Schans is a must for the following reasons -View the windmills,Relax in the country,Inexpensive way to spend the day.Check out my...
Written by aussirose, 7 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Windmill De Bloem"
De Bloem is a mill that original was constructed in 1768 to grind corn.The building has been moved a number of times.The mill is not open to the public...
Written by pieter_jan_v, 7 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"The sloten windmill"
Molen van slotenonly operating windmill in amsterdam.the sloten windmill is a working mill. it is renovated and originates from 1847.it can be visited...
Written by dila, 7 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Open Air Museum - Zaanse Schans"
Just 9 miles from Amsterdam is a lovely Open Air Village called Zaanse Schans. When visiting here, I was transported back in time to the 17th and 18th...
Written by balhannah, 7 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Spinning mills of Amsterdam"
A place where you can see the windmills which to me is a Dutch icon will be Zaanse Schans. It is only a 20-minute 5 Euro return trip from Amsterdam by...
Written by ashafruddin, 8 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Day trip to Zaanse Schans"
When you buy your train ticket at Schiphol train station, then ask for a 'Dagretour' or day-return-ticket. It's 7,10 euro (that's cheaper than 2x 3,70...
Written by ATLC, 8 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Zaanse Schans"
Located in Zaandam, Zaanse Schans is a collection of historic windmills and approximately 35 houses which were moved there in the 1970s.Zaanse Schans...
Written by Gillybob, 8 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Daytrip: Zaanse Schans"
Zaanse Schans is a living museum created in 1960.It has a working mills,cheese-making factory and a clog workshop,all situated on a canalside.Some of the...
Written by Dyesebel, 9 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Zaanse Schans"
Zaanse Schans is a must-see place if you are visiting Amsterdam. It is a beautiful landscape dotted with several beautiful windmills...the place has many...
Written by travellingtechie, 9 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Hikes around the Zaanse Schans"
At the famous windmill park Zaanse Schans, you can visit several windmills, cheese farm and clog factory etc. There also is a museum about the region,...
Written by Pijlmans, 9 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Outside Amsterdam: Windmills!!"
From Central Station we took a train to the town of Koog-Zaandijk. We walked 15 minutes to Zaanse Schans, a little village on the banks of the river Zaan....
Written by Donna_in_India, 9 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Let the wind blow!"
We all know that the most common landscape scenery in the Netherlands should be the water and the windmills. Nowadays it is not quite true, windmills no...
Written by csordila, 9 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Windmills in a short time"
Takes fifteen minutes into amsterdam by train although the only windmill close to the city is actually a restarant and its on the outshirts.Leiden which...
Written by jaybob71, 9 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Zaanse Schans - the Windmill Village"
I almost had no words when I entered the village. Everything was so in balance, in harmony, even the colours of the houses compared to the nature and...
Written by WanderingFinn, 10 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Windmills and Old Dutch Houses"
OK there's more to the Netherlands than Amsterdam; and Zaanse-Schans is recommended if you would like to see the windmills and houses that are often...
Written by heryanta, 11 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Zaanse Schans"
A good idea for a morning off is visiting the windmills at Zaanse Schans. You can go by train from Amsterdam Central Station. It takes about 20 minutes. I...
Written by ANUSKY, 13 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Go See A Windmill!"
My friends and I felt that we couldn't possibly visit Amsterdam without seeing a windmill. So, we did some research, and found out about De Gooyer...
Written by sunshinejo, 13 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"See the windmills of Zaanse Schans"
Almost comes under the "tourist trap" category... it's a beautiful little village just a 15 minute train journey from Amsterdam, relocated to avoid...
Written by CarolynShort, 13 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"De Gooier Windmill"
We took a number 10 tram along Sarphatistraat going out of the city centre to find this windmill - the first we have seen after 4 previous windmill-less...
Written by Mariajoy, 13 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Zaanse Schans - for tourists in a hurry"
Zaanse Schans is a great place for tourists in a hurry to see many of the things typical of the Dutch - windmills along the river, cheese factories, and...
Written by woodydoc, 13 years ago on Virtualtourist
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"Watching working windmills"
If you've got windmills on your mind, Zaanse Schans just outside Amsterdam is the place for you. It's a tiny village with half a dozen windmills...
Written by CliffClaven, 14 years ago on Virtualtourist
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