With its traditional houses, windmills, warehouses and workshops, the historic village of Zaanse Schans offers a preserved glimpse of what it was like to live in the Netherlands in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Zaanstreek was one of the first industrial areas in the world. Hundreds of windmills were responsible for the production of linseed oil, paint, snuff, mustard, paper, but also for the processing of wood. Traditionally, the Zaan region has a particularly great attraction for foreign guests; the attraction has nearly 1 million visitors every year. They walk across the Zaanse Schans or view everything from the tour boat that departs every hour in high season.
Get more out of a visit
Opening hours, entrance fees and facilities differ per company. Opt for convenience and purchase the Zaanse Schans Card with which you can visit multiple experiences at a reduced rate. Make your trip even more unique with one of the packages. A combination of cultural history, landscape, good accommodation and catering form a wonderful basis for a family day or company outing, product presentation or event.