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Travel back to 15th century Holland at Zaanse Schans

Where? You may ask.

This little neighbourhood in Zaandam (about 40 minutes by local bus north of Amsterdam) is home to a collection of authentic wooden windmills, barns, houses and museums that date back to the 15th and 16th centuries.



Connexxion bus 391 departs from Amsterdam Centraal bus station (behind the railway station) and takes roughly 40 minutes with a return ticket costing €10.

You can spend half a day at Zaanse Schans if you take your time to see the windmills, which are spread out along the river bank and there’s also clog and cheese-making demonstrations. The whole area is free of charge and only a couple of Euro for some of the windmills. It’s a cheap thing to see out if you want to escape the city and great on a sunny day, as you can see by my photographs.

I also did a stop over in Den Haag on my way back to Rotterdam so there’s photos in the gallery of the Dutch Parliament building.



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