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This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After seeing pictures of windmills and on tv, it was so neat to finally see it in person. And have someone explain why they are used and how. One thing I found interesting is they charge to use the washroom. Would I recommend going? Yes.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank concon55
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was cold and wet when we went to Zaanse Schans but it was well worth it. Staying at XO Park West Hotel, meant we were ideally located to visit this lovely village. The 19 tram took us to the rail Station at Sloterdijk. For...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Luverduck
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited as part of our 5 day trimester to Amsterdam and we have both agreed that this was definitely a highlight. Around a 30 minute coach journey from Centraal Station, after taking the 5 minute ferry. Had a fab time being...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice location to come and see the biggest Icon of the Netherland. Nice stroll along the different windmill, with different option of seeing it all, walking, biking or cruising along in a small boat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hagar C
Reviewed 5 days ago

BEAUTIFUL and very impressing very windy though, better to visit on a day with a nice weather arrive early, before1200

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ronic371
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was happy we took a morning, and took the 391 bus from Centraal Station to Zaanse Schans. It was very cool to see the windmills working, and actually go inside one of them.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ashes912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wind mills show different traditional professions inside. Very interesting and educational to visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tddeleeuw
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my last day in Amsterdam didn't have time to go very far. Found out about this place and took the tour that included other two cities, Edam and Volendam. In Zaanse went to see real windmills and the other two cities were interesting as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mauricio S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Zaanse Schans. It’s a charming community where people actually live. Besides the windmills there are a number of other things to see as well as the quaint shops. At the windmill we had an overview provided by the man...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KarenM1_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this tourist hotspot just outside Amsterdam. We took a bus tour out to Zaanse and spent a few hours there. Walking through the old Windmills, a museum and the coffee shop is a must. Enjoy some coffee and Dutch pastries. Gift shop at this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kirsten C
12 January 2019|
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Response from 262andreluisn | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m Andre and we just use the gps and we took a public transportation it’s really easy,you must go to Central station and take a bus there.
Natalia P
29 December 2018|
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Response from railfan242 | Reviewed this property |
From Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans station, it's 17 minutes by train. Then it's a 15-minute walk from the train station to Zaanse Schans itself, with many signs along the way. Once you arrive, you can explore... More
9 December 2018|
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Response from Jojo B | Reviewed this property |
There was an entrance fee for some of the windmills but there is one that you can go into for free as it’s a shop