There are lots of visitors to the Netherlands who dream of nothing but visiting the quiet countryside, far from all the hustle and bustle of the Amsterdam city life. These visitors flock the Zaanse Schans area of the Dutch town of Zaandam.
The Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum and conservation area, on the east bank of the Zaan River, which is north of Zaandam in the Netherlands. With its green wooden houses, it displays the traditional architecture of the area and has several functioning windmills and craftsman’s workshops, which are open to visitors. The Zaanse Schans is also home to the Zaans Museum.
An idealized re-creation of a Dutch village from the late 19th century, Zaanse Schans remains one of the Netherlands’ most popular and most visited tourists attractions. And since it is quite large, it never feels crowded, even in the high (summer) season.
There is a lot to see and do. Stroll past the typical Dutch bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh bread, or take a look at the workshops where clogs are made. You shouldn’t miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the impressive array of windmills.
Buy your tickets and join an exclusive group excursion that will take you to this beautiful Dutch countryside where you’ll see the iconic windmills, taste some cheese at a cheese factory, visit an authentic Dutch bakery and experience much more! This wonderful day trip is a must if you’re visiting the Netherlands.
The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Make a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant. A day out at the Zaanse Schans in North Holland is fun and totally worth it.