Visit the ancient Dutch windmills at the Zaanse Schans
Imagine yourself in a postcard while looking at beautiful windmills. Walk around in the World of Windmills at Zaanse Schans and learn all about these iconic landmarks. Don't forget to bring your camera!
Ask any tourist about something typically Dutch and chances are they will come up with tulips, clogs or... windmills. windmills. Visit beautiful old Dutch landscapes in the World of Windmills at Zaanse Schans and see the iconic buildings from the inside. Marvel at the power of these gigantic monsters and learn all about the history of three centuries of Dutch heritage and its value for the ins and outs of our country. Don't forget your camera!
Holland at its most beautifulThe
windmills are a sight in themselves, even from the outside. It does not get any more Dutch than this. Take a beautiful walk through the polder and marvel at the amazing views of one of the most photographed places in our country. What makes a visit to the World of Windmills extra special is that you get to take a look at windmills that are still in use. There is a good chance that you will bump into the miller, who will be only too happy to tell you all about his work.
Visit the Mill Museum
On your walk, make a stop at the new Mill Museum. Discover all about the history of the gigantic windmills and let the virtual guides take you on a tour of the museum. Not to be missed during your visit is the imposing eleven-metre wide panoramic painting depicting the Zaanse windmills from the year 1800. Let yourself be carried along in an interactive model, which takes you past no fewer than 1100 (!) windmills in the Zaastreek and watch changing films and exhibitions on the top floor. Conclude your visit to the Zaanse Schans with a breathtaking view of the polder.Buy tickets now