Zaanse Schans in Netherlands is a beautiful Dutch village on the banks of river Zaan. It is famous for its historic windmills, traditional wooden houses, barns and workshops. Cheese Tasting, Wooden Clogs warehouse (where you can see how clogs are actually made), museums, handicraft shops, bakeries and pancake restaurant etc make this place a real fun and educational experience.

It takes just 40 minutes from Amsterdam to reach Zaanse by bus or train. So If you are visiting Amsterdam I would definitely recommend saving a day to experience this part of Dutch culture.

I am sharing a short video here that will give you an idea about this picturesque windmill village: https://youtu.be/Mjjzm_0LPU8

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