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Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops, where you can imagine yourself in 18th- and 19th-century Holland.

See how a sawmill works, look over the shoulder of a weaver or make your own chocolate. Together with museums such as the Zaans Museum and the Verkade Experience, the stories of Zaanse history are brought to life. 

Combined with a walking, sailing or cycling tour, you can make it a fun day out or weekend trip. For example, also discover old Zaandijk full of historic merchant houses on the other side of the water.

Safe to the Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans is a public area where people live and work, but where you also imagine yourself in a Zaans village from 1850.

That combination means it can be busy at Zaanse Schans at times. Are you on your way there? Then keep an eye out for each other.

From Zaandijk Station - Zaanse Schans you will find the walking route clearly marked with signs and icons on the pavement. Stay on the pavement and be considerate of cyclists, on the route and on Zaanse Schans itself.

If you follow the accompanying signs, you will get there automatically. In this way, we can keep Zaanse Schans safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Observe the following rules of conduct along the way;

Walk on the pavement
Look carefully when crossing the road
Mind the cyclists
This applies both on the walking route and on the Zaanse Schans itself.

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