Zaanse Schans was a day-trip for us whilst in Amsterdam.
The 17th-century town is a short bus ride away from Amsterdam and located along the River Zaan. Described in one word, Zaanse Schans is: Touristy with a capital T, but as we were, in fact, tourists, it was rather interesting to visit.
The highlight was the working windmills. We chose one to go up into, however in the midst of purchasing tour tickets we found out that that particular windmill was NOT actually one of the originals but a replica of the original. Did I say it was tourist trap?
Regardless, Zaanse Schans is beautifully scenic and wonderful to walk around in. This is part I. Oh and as it was touristy, there are a couple of photos of us (and fellow tourists) thrown in for good measure.
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