Photo Gallery: Stunning Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the municipality of Zaanstad in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.

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It is definitely one of the highlights of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam.

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Here you can experience vibrant and stunning living community that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

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It’s packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums and built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style, relocated here piece by piece since 1961.

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The Zaanse Schans will easily fill half a day – there is so much to see, taste, smell and experience.

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You can take a walk through the stunning buildings and the unique peat meadow landscape, watch traditional crafts such as clog- and cheese-making and visit the windmills and traditional buildings.

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Additionally, you can take a boat trip, dine in one of the restaurants or explore the shops and boutiques.

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How do you like Zaanse Schans? Would you like to spend here one afternoon?

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