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Zaanse Schans was built in response to the industrialization of the Zaan district, with the goal of preserving traditional buildings and ways of life. Today it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands, with over 1.6 million visitors annually. On your visit, you’ll see working windmills, museums, and local craftsmen and women who can demonstrate their skills and show you their products!
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Guided Tours

Volendam, Marken & Windmills with Free 1-Hour Canal Cruise
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Explore the Dutch countryside and leave Amsterdam behind for a half-day tour with free canal cruise included. See the famous Zaanse Shans windmills, explore the quaint fishing villages of Volendam and Marken and stop at a traditional Dutch cheese farm.
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Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Spanish Tour
Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and windmills of the Dutch countryside on an 8 hour, Spanish-speaking tour of Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Edam from Amsterdam. Learn about Holland’s famous cheeses, see how clogs are made and more.
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Half-Day Tour of Zaanse Schans Windmills from Amsterdam
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See the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans on a coach tour from Amsterdam with a professional guide. Learn about cheese making, walk on wooden shoes, see the interior of a working windmill and view the wooden green-painted houses and shops.
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From Amsterdam: 3-Hour Small-Group Zaanse Schans Trip
Head to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam to learn about clog making, taste some cheese and step into a working windmill.
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Amsterdam: Keukenhof, Zaanse Schans Windmills & ADAM Lookout
Experience the beauty of Keukenhof Gardens, continue to windmill village Zaanse Schans and visit the fabulous A'dam Lookout Observation Deck.
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Amsterdam: Half-Day Zaan Windmill Dinner Cruise
From Amsterdam, you will be met and brought to a boat at the Zaan River. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner while you pass the majestic windmills and beautiful villages along the Zaan River.
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Zaanstreek Bus Day Ticket to Zaanse Schans & Zaanstreek
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Take the public transport bus 391 from Amsterdam Central Station and go to 'de Zaanse Schans' and other destinations north of Amsterdam like Zaandam. You can hop on and hop off all day!
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Small-Group Zaan River Cruise Including 3-Course Dinner from Amsterdam
Enjoy a 3-course dinner combined with a river cruise on the de Zaan river with sights of traditional wind mills at Zaanse Schans. Be picked up from and brought back to the center of Amsterdam. During the boat ride your local skipper and guide will tell you all about the rich history of the Zaan area and will stop at the best restaurants for tasty food and drinks on the way.
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General Information

Opening Hours:

Each attraction at Zaanse Schans has its own opening hours, check the Zaanse Schans website for details. The main information desk is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily, and the car park and toilets are open from 8.30 am to 5 pm.


De Zaanse Schans
Schansend 7
1509 AW Zaandam


You can walk around the area free of charge. A Zaanse Schans card allows you to visit several museums and a windmill of your choice, plus it gives you discounts on Windmill Cruises and in the souvenir shops. A card costs €15 per adult and €10 for children aged 4 to 17. Children under the age of 4 can enter attractions free of charge with a paying adult.

How to get there:

Zaanse Schans can be reached by bus numbers 391 from Amsterdam Central Station and 817 from Volendam/Edam. The closest train station is Zaandijk-Zaanse Schans, which can be reached in less than 20 minutes via local trains from Amsterdam Central Station. For a more interesting journey, you can take the ferry Zaanboot from Amsterdam Central Station, a trip which takes around 110 minutes. A car park is available and costs €10 per day, payable by card only.
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