If you have more than a couple of days in Amsterdam, then I would definitely recommend visiting other places as well. After all, the Netherlands in more than just Amsterdam. And this little place is just a couple kilometres outside of Amsterdam. So I thought I would include a couple of pictures and a little description of how to get to Zaanse Schans.
Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, which is actually just a little under 20km outside of Amsterdam. So also a great place to visit when you just have a few hours to spare and want to escape the coffee shops and the craziness of Amsterdam for a little bit. A day trip from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans is always a great idea.
However, you won’t be able to escape the tourist crowds, as Zaanse Schans is a famous attraction for tourists from around the world, as it is home to a couple of windmills and a bunch of cute little green houses.
Other than windmills, you will also find a bunch of museums around the neighbourhood. Such as the Albert Heijn Museum Shop or the Bakery Museum.
Most attractions are open from 9am until 5pm but make sure to double-check the opening times on the official Zaanse Schans website beforehand if there is anything that you want to visit for sure.
Looking for more things to do? Check out some of the best things to do in Amsterdam!
How to get to Zaanse Schans?
Zaanse Schans is easily reachable by train from Amsterdam Centraal. You will have to get off at Zandijk Zaanse Schans which will take you around 18 minutes. From there you will still have to walk for about 15 minutes, but there are signs all around, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to miss.
Or if you are feeling sporty you can reach Zaanse Schans even by bike. That should take you roughly about an hour (according to Google Maps) from the Central Station.
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