Wach this fun video of Holland Holiday about the windmills at the Zaanse Schans!
Windmills near Amsterdam you’ll find at The Zaanse Schans. Zaandijk is a litlle town at the river Zaan. Zaandijk is well known for the Zaanse Schans just outside the village. Its name derived from the river Zaan and its original function as sconse (Dutch: Schans). It’s a very popular tourist attraction and an anchor point of the European Route of industrial Heritage. The Zaanse Schans windmills are world famous. It coused an industrial revolution in her days.
From Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans you best take the bus. There is bus nr 391 which departs every 15 minutes from bus platform E at Amsterdam Central Station to Zaanse Schans. A single ticket on the bus cost €5,- Children until 11 years can buy a single ticket for € 1,00. You can also arrange a Zaanse Schans Tour in Amsterdam. To go by train it takes about 17 minutes and costs €3,30. Every 15 minutes a train departs. By train is faster, but you will have to walk for 10 minutes to get to the village.
City map of Zaanse schans, download the image on your device and you can zoom in.
Industrial indeed for here you’ll find a collection of well preserved windmills dating from the 16th and 17th century. There are sawmills, oil mills, mustard mills and dye mills with names like The Cat, The Houseman, The Young Sheep and The Spotted Hen. Some of them are open to the public.
Also visit the characteristic village houses made mainly from wood.
A very nice way is to combine your visit with a boattrip.