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Explore Zaanse Schans

Zaandam, Netherlands

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Added by Natalie F

If you are looking for something different to do for a few hours outside of Amsterdam and you don’t have a car, check this out.

Even in the pouring rain we still spent about 2 hours here.  It’s fun to walk around and check out the buildings; plus it’s a beautiful setting.  This is considered an “open air museum;” a Dutch village was recreated via houses and windmills dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.  

Places you can check out: 

  • The Albert Heijn museum shop/Museumwinkel Albert Heijn
  • A bakery museum/The Gecroonde Duyvekater'
  • The Verkade Experience
  • Several of the cottages and mills

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Address: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam The Netherlands

Specific hours: https://www.dezaanseschans.nl/en/plan-your-visit/opening-hours/

*most attractions are open 9a-5p everyday

Information on how to get here: https://www.dezaanseschans.nl/en/plan-your-visit/accessibility/

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If you are visiting Amsterdam and consider a small gateway to the dutch countryside, combined with a visit to the famous wind mills, then this is a great option. Easily accessible and quite interesting. We actually has a tour inside one of the windmills and it was really interesting and I recommend it.

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