• Zaanse Schans

    Learn more about Old Holland in this authentic village with many windmills

  • Zaanse Schans

    Typical Dutch landscape with windmills and water

Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is a unique village in Holland, full of wooden houses, windmills, barns and workshops. You will experience Holland in the year 1850. The Zaanse Schans is an outlying area that is freely accessible. The village is home to many museums, shops and restaurants. The Zaanse Schans is one of the most popular attractions in the Netherlands and is a short distance from Amsterdam.

What to expect in Zaanse Schans?

The village of Zaanse Schans is full of activities. You will experience Holland anno 1850 and learn more about the windmills and other icons of Holland. The village is free to access and there are a lot of attractions at the Zaanse Schans.

  • Zaans Museum
  • Verkade Chocolate and Biscuit Factory
  • Weaver’s House, Coopery and Jisper House
  • Museum Zaanse Tijd

How many windmills are there in Zaanse Schans?

In the village of the Zaanse Schans there are 10 windmills, each with its own function. Many of the mills can be visited (for an entrance fee). In the windmills you will learn all about how the Dutch used to use the power of the windmills for various Dutch crafts.

When is the Zaanse Schans open?

Volendam is a real village and therefore open all year round. The various activities do of course have opening hours but are usually open all year round.

How long does a visit to the Zaanse Schans take?

What is the admission fee?

If you just want to walk through the Zaanse Schans and enjoy the old Dutch village, then you don’t have to pay an entrance fee. Would you like to visit a museum, a windmill or another activity at the Zaanse schans? Then you will have to buy separate tickets at the venue’s. We recommend to buy the Zaanse Schans Card which includes the best attractions and gives you high

€ 8,75Book online
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€ 8,25Book online

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