Located on the outskirts of the capital Amsterdam with about 10 minutes by train from central station, the village has a total of 13 windmills, of which 6 windmills along the river bank stock Zaanse dreaming.These windmills here have reached the age of 300 years, was built in the seventeenth century.
Zaanse Schans village not only attract tourists by the windmill, but also by the landscape, in addition to the windmill, visitors can learn about the traditional architecture of the Netherlands, through old houses built in the last century.
Because the area inside the village not too broad, you absolutely can walk outside and visiting the workshop area, windmills and natural scenery here.
If you want, you can rent a bike, the primary means to go back in the village. You easily caught bike everywhere they go very fast so you always have to pay attention to travel on their way if do not want to be hitting.
Some key points to visit here is a small wooden houses, windmills and craft making workshops. The bungalows here people still live normal. The windmill you can go inside to see firsthand how it works.However want to visit inside you have to spend a few euros.
Workshop crafted handmade shoes are pretty interesting place. You can witness the process of the workmen made the wooden shoe from the initial raw logs. These colorful wooden shoes are sold at factory for tourists buy as souvenirs.
Getting to the village of Zaanse Schans Windmills simplest is by boat. It only takes about 20 minutes away from the main station of Amsterdam terminal fare Zaandijk with only a few Euros. After the next station, you just walk as directed for 15-20 minutes to get the village. Also you can take bus 391 from the main station of Amsterdam, but it will take time and are not comfortable with the ship.