This was our last day in Amsterdam as we were flying to Rome in the afternoon. We had only a few hours to explore something new and decided to head to Zaanse Schans windmill village which is less than 10 km from Zaandam. We picked up our cycles on a pleasant day and passed through green parks alongside the beautiful River Zaan. We leisurely cycled around, as we could not resist the urge to stop and click pictures or just sit down on the roadside benches to enjoy all the beauty around us. We passed through beautiful houses, small ponds where ducklings played, a beautiful neighbourhood church and some cute bridges on the river. The journey was so pleasing that I was hardly bothered about reaching the destination.