on September 27, 2004
If you're interested in seeing old-world Netherlands, visit Zaanse Schans. Take the train from Amsterdam Central Station to Koog/Zaandijk, a 20-minute train ride. Then walk about 10 minutes, cross the river, following the signs to Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans is a typical residential area along the river Zaan with green wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. What makes Zaanse Schans so unique is that it is a living/working area, but also a sort of living history and cultural museum. Some of our favorite activities were seeing how clogs are made, climbing inside a windmill, and eating Dutch pancakes.
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