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Get a sense of what the Dutch are all about in Zaanse Schans, located right outside of Amsterdam. Take a day trip out to the quaint community that dates back to the 18th century and take in the countryside tulips, fresh cheese, windmills, barns and museums.
These two museums offer a delicious history of the region’s food production with equipment, utensils, clothing and paintings. Bring your sweet tooth, tasting is encouraged!
Find goodies to bring home to your loved ones at an adorable replica of the original Albert Heijn, a Dutch supermarket chain.
You’ll be hearing ticking while trying to fall asleep later that night, but it’s a small price to pay to view this collection of beautiful historic Dutch clocks.
Piet Kempenaar wears a traditional outfit complete with pipe and hat while manning his massive paint mill.
Different from all other working windmills in the city, the sawmill De Gekroonde Poelenburg can turn around on a rig of wooden rollers depending on the direction of the wind.
It’s small enough that walking will do, but you’ll feel like a local with the fresh air rushing by on a bicycle.
It’s all about the food here! Check out the distillery and tasting room, or the traditional pancake house.
- When should I visit?From April to November, almost everything is open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
- Is it expensive?Prices vary depending on your plans and the addition of transportation, tours, and other perks.
- Will I need a guide?It's a great idea to experience Zaanse Schans with a guide.
- How to get thereFrom Amsterdam Central Station, take the Connexxion bus 391 to Zaanse Schans.
- Additional information
- If you plan on doing more than a day trip, there are many great hotels and B&Bs in the area.
What people are saying about Zaanse Schans
Thank you, this was the highlight of Amsterdam. We went in at the back of the windmill village and got to experience it quietly and private. We went to a little farm where they still make the wooden shoed by hand. We understood that this was the only place around where they still make them by hand. We stayed away from the mass in Volendam and the guide gave us the option to go with him to a local and unique fishing village. Wow, all by ourselves with the locals. Thank you so much to take us of the tracks and show us the real thing tol! Good luck!!!
It was a really nice tour, every place with its own charme and little places. You could easily spend a whole day at Zaanse Schans and enjoy the many things there, but also Volendam and the Cheese Factory are worth a visit and are great fun. I'd definitely recommend this tour, everything worked perfectly without any troubles or delays. We were very satisfied and head a great time in northern Amsterdam.
My wife and I enjoyed all the stops on this activity, and our guide was very good at providing informative insights into the areas we visited. There was a good amount of time at the various stops, although we always like to have a lot of time to explore on our own.
Great trip . Very beautiful place and very informative. Ester our guide was very good . These trips are extremely punctual ie start and end times and strictly followed. So please reach the place on time .
The fishing village of Marken and Volendam was a surreal experience. Not to be missed. The best side of Netherlands. Windmills at Zanse Schanse we're breathtaking. Truly an emblem for Holland's culture.