Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

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At Zaanse Schans, tour a recreated historical Dutch village filled with wooden houses and iconic windmills. An important stop along the European Route of Industrial Heritage, this open-air museum hosts 900,000 tourists every year. Its 35 wooden homes were brought from surrounding villages to the museum in the 1970s. The well-preserved windmills, which have become a symbol of the Netherlands, date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and each have their own distinct names. Walk through the buildings, stop into the shops and restaurants, take a scenic boat ride, or watch traditional Dutch craft-making during your visit. Put Zaanse Schans on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Zaandam trip site.
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  • The windmills are nice and it is worth to visit them. You can walk around for free but all the small museums and historical activities have an entry fee which can quickly add up to a big amount... 
    The windmills are nice and it is worth to visit them. You can walk around for free but all the small museums and historical activities have an entry fee which can quickly add up to a big amount...  more »
  • this is an amazing place where you can not only look at the mills and an authentic Dutch village, but completely immerse yourself in the history and life of the Netherlands. Here you can see how... 
    this is an amazing place where you can not only look at the mills and an authentic Dutch village, but completely immerse yourself in the history and life of the Netherlands. Here you can see how...  more »

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