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Zannse Schans

A re-created local village from the 17th and 18th centuries, an open-air museum some 10km northwest of Amsterdam. The most striking structures are the six working windmills that stand along the riverbanks.

The Zaan region is more than just windmills, wooden houses and a scenic landscape. It is a striking mix of little villages and towns, with old factory buildings beside the River Zaan amid an impressive open landscape with hundreds of ditches and canals.
train from Amsterdam Centraal in the direction of Alkmaar and get off at Koog Zaandijk
train from Amsterdam Centraal in the direction of Alkmaar and get off at Koog Zaandijk
Gratis Point free ferry crossing De Zaan
Gratis Point free ferry crossing De Zaan
De Tinkoepel (Pewter foundry)
De Tinkoepel (Pewter foundry)
Al bert Heijn grocery shop museum - how it all started in 1887
Al bert Heijn grocery shop museum - how it all started in 1887
The museumˇ¦s original interior bears witness to the considerable changes and developments during the last century
The museumˇ¦s original interior bears witness to the considerable changes and developments during the last century
Albert Heijn grocery shop - the original layout
Albert Heijn grocery shop - the original layout
Albert Heijn grocery shop - the original layout
Albert Heijn grocery shop - the original layout
melting
melting
casting
casting
ready for polishing
ready for polishing
before and after polishing and finishing
before and after polishing and finishing
green wooden houses and mills which were once scattered across the  Zaanstreek region
green wooden houses and mills which were once scattered across the Zaanstreek region
kippenbruggen - humped back bridges
kippenbruggen - humped back bridges
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tour boat for canal cruise
tour boat for canal cruise
Aan't Glop (Gallery)
Aan't Glop (Gallery)
De Huisman (Mustard mill)
De Huisman (Mustard mill)
De Hurisman (Mustard mill)
De Hurisman (Mustard mill)
(left) De Kat - Paint Mill; (right) De gekroonde Poelenburg - Saw mill
(left) De Kat - Paint Mill; (right) De gekroonde Poelenburg - Saw mill
De gekroonde Poelenburg (Saw mill)
De gekroonde Poelenburg (Saw mill)
De gekroonde Poelenburg (Saw mill)
De gekroonde Poelenburg (Saw mill)
De gekroonde Poelenburg (Saw mill)
De gekroonde Poelenburg (Saw mill)
De Kat (Paint mill)
De Kat (Paint mill)
drying shed - used to dry arth-pigments
drying shed - used to dry arth-pigments
De Zoeker (Oil mill)
De Zoeker (Oil mill)
De Catgaruba Hoeve (Cheese farm)
De Catgaruba Hoeve (Cheese farm)
cheesy business
cheesy business
heaven for cheese lovers - free tasting
heaven for cheese lovers - free tasting
In de gecroonde Duyvekater (Bakery museum)
In de gecroonde Duyvekater (Bakery museum)
In de gecroonde Duyvekater (Bakery museum)
In de gecroonde Duyvekater (Bakery museum)
De Zaanse Schans (Wooden shoe clog workshop)
De Zaanse Schans (Wooden shoe "clog" workshop)
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