Our initial plan was just to find a windmill and take a picture. As we were en route to our hotel we decided to take a detour after finding the address to Zaanse Schans. Boy did we find some windmills...
There are now only 24 windmills left. Well worth a visit and chat to the staff industrial includes paint and sawmill windmills. English and Dutch. Clog museum as well. Yes really, CLOGS and clogs to ...
Zaanse Schans is northwest of Amsterdam. Its ancient buildings vividly depict Dutch life in the 17th and 18th centuries. People continue to live here, many working in ancient shipyards and wooden shoe workshops. Of course, there are many windmills. Picturesque scenery! Visit the timber buildings of the Zaan River, the green wooden houses of the 17th century, the windmills powered by the wind to extract oil and make pigments. Go inside to see what the interior of a windmill is like.
Wooden Shoe Workshop 'De Zaanse Schans'
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The windmills of Zaanse Schans are one of the most famous places to see these historical windmills in The Netherlands. Follow a day trip or take the sightseeing bus to reach these beautiful windmills. They are housed in a wonderful little site so it is easy to get around, there are also food options around and a shoe making factory. The nearby museum has a shop too if you like to get some souvenirs. It can get rainy so bring along an umbrella or raincoat.
One of the places I definitely will try to go back to again.
The first thing I wanted to do when I arrived in Amsterdam was to visit the windmill. My friend then took me to a place where I can experince Netherlands decades ago. I enjoy the windmill, the amazing scenery, the hut, classical netherlands village style. Everything was just perfect. #merrychristmas
Zaanse schans is located just 30 minutes away by train from Amsterdam Centraal Station. It is the closest place to see the windmills, where the people who live here still use windmills to produce some oils, and also other products. Here, you can also buy some traditional cocoa which taste so delicious. There are also cute houses around the village #HalloTrip
The Netherlands is known as the country of windmills. This is because most of the land in the Netherlands is a low-lying land. In ancient times, it was often necessary to fight against floods, so windmills were widely used as equipment for drainage and milling. Zaanse Schans, the famous windmill village in the Netherlands, is also the closest one to the Dutch first Amsterdam, about 15 km away, and can be reached by train from the central railway station.
This is an old and beautiful village, next to the banks of the Zanhe River, a variety of windmills and colorful small houses, together form a quiet and beautiful European country style, full of small bridges, flowing water, people's rustic The country style is like being in the water town of Jiangnan, but the houses here are more charming, and the pastoral scene in the fairy tale world. Although the windmill village in the off-season is cold and bleak, there are very few tourists, which is extraordinarily quiet and peaceful.