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Zaandam: Zaanse Schans Card - Attractions & Museums Tickets

1. Zaandam: Zaanse Schans Card - Attractions & Museums Tickets

Go on the perfect Dutch trip from Amsterdam and head to Zaanse Schans that brings the 18th and 19th centuries back into the present-day Netherlands. Explore the wooden houses, barns, and workshops, and get even more value for money with this ticket. Visit the Weaver’s House, where two families lived with their five looms. See the Coopery, where you'll observe how barrels were made. Get free entrance to the Zaans Museum and to the Verkade Chocolate and Biscuit Factory and experience a real-life Willy Wonka event. Benefit from a free audio guide in 8 languages offered at the Zaans Museum.

Zaanse Schans: Zaans Museum Entrance Ticket

2. Zaanse Schans: Zaans Museum Entrance Ticket

Get ready for a fascinating insight into Holland's hard-working industrial history with this Zaans Museum ticket. Learn about the history of working mills, and see the churning machinery of an early 20th-century chocolate and biscuit factory.  Step inside The Zaans Museum and enter the world of Holland's past and present. Get to know all about Zaanstreek, the very first industrialized region of Europe, which shot the country to fame and fortune in the Dutch Golden Age. Breeze through the history of Holland's landmark windmills, learn about the various industries that thrived among the green wooden houses and find out more about Dutch icons, Albert Heijn, Honig, Verkade, and more. Discover the Verkade Experience, which takes sweet-toothed visitors back to the working, churning innards of an early 20th-century chocolate and biscuit factory. The Zaans Museum serves up everything you need to know about Dutch life from the first mills to the latest factories, plus a little cafe and free WiFi.

Trip to Haarlem, Zaanse Schans and Volendam from Amsterdam

3. Trip to Haarlem, Zaanse Schans and Volendam from Amsterdam

Haarlem Can you imagine being drinking a Jopen —local craft beer— while you can see stained-glass windows, vaults and sacred decoration? You're reading right, only in Haarlem you can drink a local pint in a church turned brewery. Cheers? The city is located four meters below sea level and was built on the bottom of an ancient lake, for this reason the enormous amount of channels that cross it A stop at the Grote Markt, the central market square, where you can find everything from traditional product until festivals, concerts and cultural events. After that, a walk through its cobbled streets with medieval facades called “golden lanes”. The organ in the Saint Bavo's Cathedral have something special when it has been played by names as Händel and Mendelssohn, or for example a ten-year-old boy who is known as Mozart. Why does Laurens Janszoon Coster have a statue? Or perhaps you would like to know the curious history about Adriaan's windmill. Oh! And a peculiarity: its Hofjes, single elderly women hospices. Zaanse Schans The Young Sheep, The Cat, The Seeker, The Housewife and the Crowned Poelenburg. Hollywood movies? No! These are some of the names that the famous windmills from Zaanse Schans. A fairytale city! Well, in fact, that it was “created and designed” by an architect named Jack Skipper. Everything you see in the village has been moved here in order to preserve old buildings that were no longer used and had risk of being demolished. We couldn't leave without going in to see how the best-known and most iconic clogs in Holland are made. In addition, the store has a small museum where you will see a wonderful exhibition with the most curious clogs you've ever imagined, even one made of diamonds! Volendam Do you know how many liters of milk are needed to make 1 kg of cheese? Become a master cheesemaker with this visit to one of the most famous factories in the Netherlands. A unique and fun tour that will activate all your senses. Learn about the production process and the story about local cheeses. Its origin and process, from the milking stage to the marketing stage, traditional gibbon methods combined with new ones, and of course, the part you've been waiting for all day. We will also try its most typical sweet: Las Stroopwafels. The story goes that a local baker created a cookie out of leftover crumbs, then filled it with caramel syrup. The sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies will attract your attention. Enjoy the true charm of Volendam and taste its gastronomy.

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It was a really good day out, although one or two included tours were a bit limited- e.g the cooper’s shed was basically a small shed with old tools in it. Ltd info and took 2 mins to go through. Overall though the area was very pretty and there was lots to see and do.

No ticket control at the entrance, if you don't go to the museums there is nothing to pay. No way to get anyone for the parking discount...

A fascinating look at how windmills were used in Holland to drive so much of the industry and not just used for flour. In a lovely setting.

Superb experience in the middle of the greenery and away from the chaos of the city

The trip is really worth it! 15min by train to another world