Zaanse Schans
beautiful, unique and full of windmills, handicraft shops and museums

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A unique piece of Dutch history on the River Zaan

The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Make a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant. A day out at the Zaanse Schans in North Holland is fun and educational.

BEWARE! Due to a large event ‘Sinterklaas’, parking will be inaccessible at our parking place on Saterday november 17th from 06:00 AM till 3:00 PM and the windmills will be closed. 

This year a big traditional Dutch event ‘Sinterklaas’ takes place at the Zaanse Schans. Which means accessibility to the Zaanse Schans is limited in the period from 14th till 18th November.

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16octAll DayInformatiecentrum Zaanse Schans

16oct17:00- 23:00Bed & Breakfast Heerlijck SlaapenEvent Type :Overnachten

17octAll DayInformatiecentrum Zaanse Schans

17oct08:00- 18:00KlompenmakerijEvent Type :Ambacht

17oct08:00- 18:00Kaasmakerij Catharina HoeveEvent Type :Ambacht

17oct08:30- 18:00De Saense LelieEvent Type :Ambacht

17oct08:30- 18:00FotografieEvent Type :Winkel

17oct08:30- 18:00WindmillshopEvent Type :Winkel

17oct09:00- 18:00Vrede Souvenirs & GiftsEvent Type :Winkel

17oct09:00- 18:00Orse ket aan ‘t GlopEvent Type :Winkel

17oct09:00- 18:00ZeepziederijEvent Type :Winkel

17oct09:00- 18:00BakkerijmuseumEvent Type :Musea

17oct09:00- 17:00Museumcafé Zaans MuseumEvent Type :Horeca

17oct09:00- 18:00Zaanse Schans Bike RentEvent Type :event-Fietsverhuur

17oct09:00- 17:00Jagershuis: Trash & TreasuresEvent Type :Winkel

17oct09:00- 18:00Pannenkoeken-restaurant de kraaiEvent Type :Horeca

17oct09:30- 16:30Molen het Jonge SchaapEvent Type :Molens

17oct09:30- 16:30Molen de ZoekerEvent Type :Molens

17oct09:30- 16:30Verfmolen de KatEvent Type :Molens

17oct10:00- 18:00Distilleerderij-proeflokaal de Tweekoppige PhoenixEvent Type :Ambacht

17oct10:00- 17:00Tinnegieterij de TinkoepelEvent Type :Ambacht

17oct10:00- 17:00Jisperhuisje

17oct10:00- 17:00WevershuisEvent Type :Ambacht

17oct10:00- 17:00CACAOLAB ZAANS GEDAANEvent Type :Ambacht

17oct10:00- 17:00Zaans Museum & Verkade ExperienceEvent Type :Musea

17oct10:00- 16:30Museumwinkel Albert HeijnEvent Type :Musea

17oct10:00- 17:00Molen De HuismanEvent Type :Molens

17oct10:00- 17:00Museum Zaanse TijdEvent Type :Musea

17oct10:00- 17:00Kuiperij TiemstraEvent Type :Ambacht

17oct11:00- 22:00Restaurant De Hoop op d’Swarte WalvisEvent Type :Horeca

17oct17:00- 23:00Bed & Breakfast Heerlijck SlaapenEvent Type :Overnachten

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History

Delve into the history of this particular area and read about the origins of the Zaanse Schans.

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