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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 today

It is indeed a beautiful place, with all the windmills, so it is expected from this country. Well kept and calm. A bit expensive in my opinion. Good place for photos

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ricardom M
Reviewed today

One of the must do trips when visiting the Netherlands. A bus ride away from the Centraal Station takes you to the Zaansche Schans bus stop to enjoy a day at leisure to experience all that the Zaansche Schans has to offer. Five working windmills...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rianagel01
Reviewed yesterday

This site is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. One of the benefits of visiting in winter is that you avoid the crowds present the rest of the year. Beautiful!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EscondidoGirl
Reviewed 4 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 5 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 1 week 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
1  Thank tonihallxx
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
1  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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Kirsten C
13 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