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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 to visitFrom April to November, almost everything is open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
- What is the price?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 tips
- 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
It' s really good, but you have to run through a museums if you wan' t to take all oportunities you planned- so, it could be a liitle cheaper (cca 10€ for 72 h) or valid more...
Guide very accommodating and always consulting with us to find out our wishes. Most enjoyable experience allowing us to personalise the tour to our own preferences. Transport very luxurious providing excellent comfort during trip.
Truly a good journey with the tour. The guides and bus driver were very friendly and helpful. The information shared was very indepth. An amazing experience that is highly recommended for everyone
Karel is a wonderful guide, full of information about the land, history, sights, politics - anything we could think of to ask questions about. We have a much better sense of the Netherlands after this trip, and are so glad we went beyond Amsterdam in our sightseeing. Karel was flexible and adapted the tour to our interests. His enthusiasm for what we were seeing was infectious. He also went above and beyond, delivering a left-behind cellphone to the airport in time for our flight home.
Our guide was knowledgeable and clear in his explanations of the information given. This is a place that you can really get into Dutch culture and appreciate all that the old Dutch world has to offer. I felt like I was walking in a story book. Truly an amazing experience I will never forget!!!!