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12 minutes from the center by...
12 minutes from the center by train: There is 'Kooij Zaandig' (sorry for the name written uncorrectly).....You can see some old houses from the 17th century, windmills, etc....---------You can also visit in that place a factory of 'shoes' (the typical folkloric shoes of Hollandish people)....Or a factory of cheeses.....Mmmhhhh Gouda, Edam, etc.....with many different spices !
Zaans Schans, windmills and...
Zaans Schans, windmills and wooden shoes. A perfect fit for the little beauty in the photo! After very carefully and lovingly placing her little doll in the clog to her left, then and only then did she herself have a seat in the fun life size clogs perfect for children! This wasn't posed or planned. I just watched her as it was too adorable and snapped a pic. As we say in the US, 'say cheese' when we snap a photo... In this case, say Gouda!
Spinning mills of Amsterdam
A place where you can see the windmills which to me is a Dutch icon will be Zaanse Schans. It is only a 20-minute 5 Euro return trip from Amsterdam by rail. It is a tourist attraction of course, so you'll also get to see a model farm, cheese and clog making demonstrations. Best of all you can do it at your pace and spending time walking around the village
it is nice to visit Zaanse Schans.. u can get whatever u cant get from city .. windmill, wooden clog, cheese... however, the cheese factory wanst nice.. it do not show any process of cheese making.... just ' exhibit ' a machine with a label.. " cannot get close to it" disappointed!!~~ Neverthelass, u can get a great scenery with a wildmill.... not far from city... em... around 30 minute train from amsterdam
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