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Netherlands Zaanse Schans windmills

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The Zaanse Schans is a neighborhood in the Dutch town of Zaandam, near Amsterdam. Historic windmills and distinctive green wooden houses were relocated here to recreate the look of an 18th/19th-century village. The Zaans Museum has regional costumes, model windmills and interactive exhibits on chocolate making. Artisan workshops demonstrate rare handicrafts such as wooden clog carving, barrel making and pewter casting.

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Bus
The Rnet-bus 391 runs from Amsterdam Central Station every fifteen minutes to the Zaanse Schans. The trip takes forty minutes. For more information: www.bus391.nl.

The Rnet-bus 817 drives in July and August from the Zaanse Schans to Volendam/Edam. Also in the weekends Ascension Day and Pentecost is the bus available. For more information: www.bus817.nl.

Train
The nearest railway station is Zaandijk – Zaanse Schans. This station can be reached by local train from Amsterdam Central Station in 17 minutes. Subsequently walk to the Zaanse Schans in 15 minutes.
Get from Amsterdam to the Zaanse Schans the easy way with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket – a travel card that delivers carefree travel on public transport. For more informatie click here.
Plan your journey by public transport via 9292.

Car
Coming by car? Use the following address in your GPS: Schansend 7 in Zaandam. Parking costs €12.00 per day for cars. Coaches pay € 30,00 in high season and € 25,00 in low season. Coaches (double-decker) pay € 45,00 in high season and € 35,00 in low season.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
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Sunrise & Sunset 05:59 - 21:34 | current local time: 10:31
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