Must Visit in the Netherlands: The Zaanse Schans

Must Visit in the Netherlands: The Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, Netherlands (B)

The Zaanse Schans is located nearby Amsterdam, in Zaandam. For the ones who have not heard of it: the Zaanse Schans is a district from the 18th and 19th century. You can find lots of windmills, old Dutch houses and musea in this district. In other words, you can find out more about the (old) Dutch culture in this district.

A few weeks ago, I went to the Zaanse Schans for my study. Even me, someone who is Dutch, loved to wander around the district. Although it was very crowded, the surroundings are beautiful.

There are several shops on the Zaanse Schans. You can buy yourself some souvenirs, your own clogs, cheese, or you can buy some old Dutch candy. All the shops are typical Dutch and nice to take a look at. It differs per shop which time they open. They open between 08:00 and 10:00 and are open until 17:00/18:00.

On the Zaanse Schans, you can find four musea, namely Museum Zaanse Tijd, Zaans Museum and Verkade Experience, Museumshop Albert Heijn (from the Dutch supermarket) and Bakery museum from 1658. The entrance fee differs per museum. The last two musea are free to enter, while the other two do have an entrance fee. The musea open between 09:00 and 10:30 and close between 16:00 and 18:00. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Must Visit in the Netherlands: The Zaanse Schans
Guide Location: Netherlands » Zaandam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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