Zaanse Schans – Village of Windmils
Netherland is not only famous for its tulips but also windmills. The windmill is a fascinating cultural heritage that became an icon of the Netherland which have title “Windmills country”. If you were in the Netherland, then you need to adapt with the life of its citizens and see how they live peacefully. The real beauty of Netherland can be seen in an area called Zaanse Schans.
Zaanse Schans is famous Dutch rural areas that well-know for its nature and it is a tourist destination where we can enjoy the life style of people of ancient Dutch. Been to Zaanse Schans you will see a typical Dutch village with pastures filled with fat black-and-white cows, Or cute sheeps with thick fur. Even the horses are running freely. Zaanse Schans has a very beautiful natural charm that preserved well.
Zaanse Schans is a beautiful tourist destination with a huge area that located at the side of a great river. Old typical Dutch wooden painted colorful houses still inhabited by local residents. Although this place has become a tourist destination, but local residents still use the houses. They are realize that their home is very beautiful and boost Dutch visitors number. And they take care their homes very well.
At the side of Zaan river in this preserved tourist area there are a collection of windmills which has diverse shapes and each windmill have different functions. Along the River Zaan which used to be a place thousands of windmills, now only left 6 windmills in Zaanse Schans.
In this tourist area there are also several museums that present the life of the past century of Dutch. There also a cheese-making factory and a wooden shoe factory, there are also souvenir shops for those of you who want to buy souvenirs for family. This place is one of the most desirable tourist destination in the Netherlands
Location of Zaanse Schans
located only 30 minutes away by car, bus, or train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 15 minutes from the Centrum Amsterdam. Entering Zaanse Schans tourist area is free of charge.
Visiting Zaanse Schans should not be missed while visiting Netherland because this location is not far from Amsterdam, and the best time to visit is during summer. See the Map to Zaanse Schans.
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