Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam

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    Windmills, windmills,...

    by Sharrie Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Windmills, windmills, windmills... naturally, one must visit the windmills when in Amsterdam. Now, these 17th century structure & buildings were broken down & reassembled into an archetypal 'traditional' village in the late 50s so as to preserve the old way of life. ZAANSE SCHANS is where present day Dutch live in the cottages & do their daily tasks. Here, you'll get to see working windmills & the making of clogs.

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    Things to see at Zaanse Schans...

    by Sharrie Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Things to see at Zaanse Schans are:
    1) The 'De Huisman' mustard mill.
    2) The 'De Gecroonde Poelenburg' saw mill.
    3) The 'De Kat' chalk & paint mill.
    4) The 'De Bonte Hen' oil mill.
    5) Old Holland cheesemakers.
    6) The clockwork museum.
    7) A bakery museum.
    8) A clog maker's workshop.

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    Take a trip to Zaanse Schans.

    by sheryl_tan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: If you have not seen a traditional windmill yet, then a visit to Zaanse Schans is going to be a worthwhile experience. You've seen enough pictures of beatiful windmills, so why don't go and see the real thing itself?

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    See the demonstration of...

    by sheryl_tan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: See the demonstration of cheese making.

    Fondest memory: Again at Zaanse Schans, you can get to see a demonstation of cheese making. After that, you can get to try different kinds of cheese. For those with the stomach for it, you should try the goat cheese. For myself, I love the smoked and garlic cheese. Don't forget to buy one back.

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    Zaanse Schans...

    by CandS Updated Apr 2, 2003

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    Zaanse Schans

    Favorite thing: Make sure you visit Zaanse Schans!!!
    It is like an open air museum that has some great typical Dutch places to visit - a cheese making shop, a clog making 'factory', windmills crushing seeds and other great stuff! It's the perfect place for a non Dutch person to visit!! :) Although our Dutch friends enjoyed it too...

    Zaanse Schans
    Schansend 1
    1509 AW Zaandam

    Phone: 075 6168218

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    On the banks of Zaan, you can...

    by Sharrie Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: On the banks of Zaan, you can check out these:
    1) The 'De Bleeke Dood' floor mill.
    2) The 'De Ooievaar' mill.
    3) The 'De Schoolmeester' paper mill.

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    Ohhhh...Windmills..They are so...

    by Slydevil Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Ohhhh...Windmills..They are so beautiful!! I visited a village called De Zaanse Schans, not far from Amsterdam where I could see lots of them.

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  • Yes, I know - tourist trap,...

    by Jillworld Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Yes, I know - tourist trap, but its all fun! When you see a big set of clogs just lying there, of COURSE you have to clamber in and take a photo!

    (That's me in the big one.)

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    Take a photograph of the giant...

    by sheryl_tan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a photograph of the giant clog at Zaanse Schans.

    Fondest memory: Well, its one of my favorite photographs. I feel like a child again.

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    Zaanse Schans windmills

    by CandS Updated Sep 27, 2003

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    Zaanse Schans windmills

    Favorite thing: More windmills at Zaanse Schans... Most of the windmills were operating the day we visited...it was great to see them!

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    Clog Factory

    by CandS Updated Apr 2, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The clog factory at Zaanse Schans... :)

    It was interesting to see the 'high heeled' clogs, 'sandle' clogs, 'designer' clogs etc. Who would have thought?!! :)

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