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Windmills and Countryside

Fully immerse yourself in Dutch culture in the Northern Holland neighborhood of Zaanse Schans. This quaint area, just outside of Amsterdam, is equipped with a collection of traditional, functional windmills. In addition to the windmills, visitors to Zaanse Schans can experience a cheese farm, a clog-making factory, and a variety of small shops. Zaanse Schans also features many museums, such as the Zaans Museum and the Museum of the Dutch Clock. All of the activities are within walking distance, so a visit to this neighborhood is a great way to spend the day absorbing true Dutch culture.

Utrip Tips

*Take the 20-minute train ride from Amsterdam Centraal station to Koog-Zaandijk station (leaves every 15 minutes), then walk east across the river.

*Admission into Zaanse Schans area is free, but some activities do have fees. The most common combo tickets cost 10 and 15 euros.

Open in Google Maps: Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam

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