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Zaanse Schans: Authentic Dutch Windmill Entrance Ticket

Zaanse Schans: Authentic Dutch Windmill Entrance Ticket

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Explore an authentic working windmill at the famous windmill village Zaanse Schans. Learn about the history of the windmills and discover how they work from the inside.

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  • Visit an authentic Dutch windmill and learn about its history
  • See how the windmill saws the wood into planks
  • Watch how the windmill grinds a variety of natural dyes
  • Get the chance to talk to a Dutch miller
  • Choose to enter windmill Het Jonge Schaep (sawing windmill) or De Kat (paint windmill)
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Enjoy an afternoon learning about the inner workings of windmills in the village of Zaanse Schans. To begin, find out how the mill saws a tree into a plank and then learn more about the history of the famous Dutch windmills at an exhibition in the basement of the mill. Next, come inside the world's last-remaining, still-working paint windmill, which is dated back to 1782. If there is enough wind, you can even experience the grinding process and watch how the mill grinds chalk under the large grind stones. In the back of the mill is where the loggers stands, and it is where tropical wood is chopped. Be sure to check out the impressive working wooden interior of this "old" industrial factory.
  • Entrance ticket
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 13 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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  • Smoking
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A visit to a windmill should not be missing when visiting the Netherlands ..... On arrival we were guided to a parking lot (daily price 9 €, in comparison the P + R parking lot in Amsterdam costs 8 € and when using the public parking lot) Transportation only 1 € ...) We continued to a museum village, which was created for tourists. Many small houses with museums or shops, which invited you to shop or eat, sometimes you have to pay admission. It all looks very nice and cute, you can also take very nice pictures. There are also extra toilets, only that you have to pay for children is not okay. All in all, it was very much geared towards mass tourism, which we didn't like that much. In comparison, we found the tour to Volendam (picture in Volendam costume with cheese and clog tour) and visit to the beautiful town better. We had our own tour there and so it was much more personal + original

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August 25, 2020

November 21, 2021

It was a beautiful day out where Dutch workers asked ordinary people to work at the fireplace in the eu, where such a small country is known all over the world,

August 27, 2021

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