Zaanse Schans Journals

Zaans Schan, Netherlands

An April 1999 trip to Zaanse Schans by Patti Albrandt

Quote: Zaans Schan captures the essence of the Netherlands. Windmill heaven!

Zaans Schan, Netherlands


Zaans Schan has a wonderful windmill collection. Although many aren’t open to the public, there is one large windmill open for tours. It was very interesting as to the use of windmills throughout the Netherlands. There were nice shops in which you could purchase wooden shoes, delft porcelain products, and other novelty items. If you are interested in seeing many windmills, this would be a great place to go. It is very picturesque.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

We drove from Amsterdam and walked through the town.