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Visiting Zaanse Schans Tour Amsterdam

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The picturesque Dutch village of Zaanse Schans is most celebrated for its windmills, which were once used for powering almost everything from paper production to paint-making processes. Today, the scenic Zaanse Schans has been transformed into an extravagant and panoramic open-air museum, featuring five working windmills that are open for exploration by the visitors from around the world. Wander across the scenic village, explore the preserved architecture, and observe the locals at work - in traditional Dutch garb and wooden shoes. Green wooden houses, a pewter factory, and a historic shipyard are among the top attractions of the village.

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Wander Across to Explore the Classical Dutch Heritage Village and Landscape

Wander Across to Explore the Classical Dutch Heritage Village and Landscape

1. Zaans Museum Shops

1. Zaans Museum Shops

The exquisite shop at the Zaans Museum stocks an extensive range of products that features something for everyone; no matter you’re old or young, or in search of something classically Dutch or traditionally Zaans. They are great and specialized to take care of your personalized gift sets for personal or business gifts (including the spectacular filled Verkade tin). The best part is that no tickets are required for you to visit this shops of rich cultural Dutch heritage.

2. The Weaver’s House shop

2. The Weaver’s House shop

Be astonished at the Weaver’s House right in the heartland of the Zaans Schans! In addition, the Weaver’s House is home to a conventional-looking shop featuring an extensive collection of spectacular hand-woven bags and dishcloths, and traditional rustic products made from sailcloth and rope. From DIY weaving sets to textile for children, you will find accurately what you are in search of.

Museum Cafe

Museum Cafe

The spectacular view across the usually Dutch landscape with its beautiful and far - reaching panorama of windmills is bound to make your visit to the Museum Café a pure delight.Savor a delectable and aromatic cup of tea or coffee with savory snacks and a slice of freshly - baked cake.Free Wi - Fi is also available with good signal strength in the Museum Cafe.

4. Guided Boat Tour

4. Guided Boat Tour

You also have an exciting opportunity to explore Zaanse Schans and neighboring region through an affordable, comfortable and adventure-packed boat trip or a canal cruise.

5. 7 Splendid Museums

5. 7 Splendid Museums

A widely-held and one of the most sought after tourist attraction, Zaanse Schans is characteristically a Dutch-style open air museum with wooden houses and historical windmills. The Zaanse Schans consists of 7 magnificent museums. You can easily plan a visit to some of the windmills along with several other popular tourist attractions nearby, including a wooden shoe factory and a cheese maker!

Zaanse Schans Tour Amsterdam Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Avoid the long queues and enter the museum directly by purchasing museum tickets online at attractive prices. Ticket booths are, however, also available at the main entrance of the museum providing printed tickets and passes to various exciting exhibits within the museum premise.

How To Get Around?

You can walk around comfortably to explore everything the great Zaanse Schans Tours in Amsterdam has on offer, including all exhibits displaying the life and works of Amsterdam’s locals, the exquisite museums, and more.

What Should I Wear?

While visiting Zaanse Schans in Amsterdam, you can wear anything that can keep you comfortable all day long. Jeans, shorts, skirts, leggings, casual shirts, etc. are all perfect lifestyle clothing options for a day out around the region.

Zaanse Schans Tour Amsterdam Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Zaans Museum as well as Zaanse Schans are open almost all year round. You can find details about all the opening hours on their parent website; please note that the entry times vary as per different seasons of the year.



Will I Need a Guide?

You do not need a guide to reach or explore the magnanimous Zaanse Schans region in Amsterdam and all related attractions surrounding the work and life of Amsterdam’s locals as well as the seven spectacular museums. Moving around is comfortable and all the necessary information is available on this website.

How To Get There?

For overseas visitors, Amsterdam Airport is the nearest touch point. Comfortable accommodation is available around the airport and you may ask the hotel staff to arrange a roundtrip for you to the regional tour. The Zaanse Schans community is set in Zaandam, nearby Zaandijk, nearly 13 miles (21 kilometer) north of Amsterdam. The village, situated on the east bank of the ravishing Zaan River is effortlessly reachable from Amsterdam’s Central Station through transit - it takes no more than an hour to get there by car, train, or bus. Fee-based spacious parking is available.

Additional Info?

Dress out in comfort and reach early to beat the crowd; consider purchasing tickets online to bypass the queues.

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