Zaanse Schansis a unique part of the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. you can reach it within the hour by public transport.
The Zaanse Schans is a residential area in which the 18th and 19th centuries are brought to life. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. You should be sure not to miss the cheese factory, pewter foundry and the various windmills.
Make a cycling or sailing trip, browse the shops or treat yourself at the pancake restaurant.