on October 20, 2000
This recreated village is an open air museum with a working dairy, cheese factory, clog maker and windmills. There is no admission charge and most places offer free tours. The town is very pretty - freshly painted buildings with lots of trees and gardens and little walking bridges over the canals. Many Dutch couples come here to have their wedding pictures taken. I found most prices higher here than in the stores of Amsterdam although the windmill ground mustard was a good bargain. Zans Schaanse is about 15 min. by train from Amsterdam and then a 15 min. walk from the train station.
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