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Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank1 out of 21 attractions in Zaandam
Places to stay near Zaanse Schans
Reviews of Zaanse Schans • 3
The following morning, there was a plan to step outside the city. Zaanse Schans, a small town skirting the edge of Amsterdam, is how a living and working community in the Zaan district looked in the middle of the 19th century - farmsteads, paths, wooden houses, warehouses, windmills, ditches and fields. They have now built small museums and workshops to showcase and demonstrate the practices of those days – cheese making, clogs making, weaving, baking and a few others. All this set against such a mesmerizing scenery, it was nothing short of a fairytale land. We spent the almost the entire day there and took the bus back to the city in the evening, ate a very expensive anglacised Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant, Akbar. Disappointing.
Start the day with a visit to the closest Windmill Park. It's a historic open air museum about half an hour away from the city. The traditional houses and windmills offer visitors a glimpse into what living the Dutch life in the 18th-19th centuries look like.