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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  • It is worth a few hours to visit this site. The mills are beautiful, and the area is worth a visit.
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  • If you are in the city of Amsterdam, you can also buy a traditional windmill tourism village, inside the area, and you can purchase it by the Foto2. Kalo has a lot of time can rent bikes and muter2 around the village.
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