Visiting Zaanse SchansInternational tourists have flocked to the Zaanse Schans for generations. Nowadays, it attracts nearly a million visitors per year and it's one of the Netherlands' best loved attractions. You can admire the outdoor portion of the Zaanse Schans without admission, but opening times and entrance prices vary at each of its museums, workshops, and windmills.
The Zaanse Schans is easy to reach from Amsterdam's Central Station. A 15-minute train ride will take you to Zaandijk Zaanse Schans and it's just over a 15-minute walk from the station. Just look for the windmills! Alternatively take bus 391 from Amsterdam Central Station (50 mins).