Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans

Welcome to the Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is one of the highlights of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam. Be part of a vibrant and stunning living and working community that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. It’s packed with wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums and built in the typically Dutch wooden architectural style, relocated here piece by piece since 1961. The Zaanse Schans will easily fill half a day – there is so much to see, taste, smell and experience! Take a walk through the stunning buildings and the unique peat meadow landscape. Come and watch traditional crafts such as clog- and cheese-making or visit the windmills and traditional buildings. Take a boat trip, dine in one of the restaurants or explore the shops and boutiques. Admission to the Zaanse Schans is free of charge, for some of the attractions you have to pay. We look forward seeing you soon!

  • Zaanse Schans app

    A visit to Zaanse Schans is great fun and educational. Fascinating information is available all over Zaanse Schans. It’s provided by enthusiastic staff and comes in the form of video clips, information panels, museums and the Zaanse Schans App.

  • Webcam & Weather

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  • crowds in the high season

    At the moment it is high season and for that reason very busy at the Zaanse Schans. To enjoy the most of the beautiful area here we advice you to come before 10 am. and between 16 - 18 pm. Monday and Tuesday are the most silent days of the week.