Lot of industry so enough jobs
Interesting and worth it if you have the time...
Zaanse Schans is a collection of historic windmills and approximately 35 houses which were moved there in the 1970s.Zaanse Schans houses are not open to the public as they are lived in but you can take a stroll through the narrow canal-side walkways. It is easily accessible from Amsterdam as it is just 9 miles to the north and is served by public...more
Here a view from De Zaan looking to the old wooden houses in Zaandijk. Zaandijk is the place where 'De Zaanse Schans"is situated, just at the other side over the bridge. From the bridge is a good place to make pictures from both sides. Old Zaandijk and "De Zaanse Schans.more
The museumshop from our biggest grocer Albert Heijn, a company from De Zaanstreek.Museum shop ALBERT HEIJNThe beginning of Albert HeijnIn the front part of this listed greengrocer’s shop on the Kalverringdijk the original layout of the first Albert Heijn shop in Oostzaan can be seen. This is how Albert Heijn, grandfather and founder of the mighty...more
This is the Wooden Shoe Factory ,where you can see how they make wooden shoes and can buy a couple for at home.The Wooden Shoe WorkshopThe Wooden Shoe Workshop is situated in another warehouse De Vrede, originally a 1780 storehouse from Westzaan serving as storage space for snuff and grain. De Vrede was moved to the Zaanse Schans in 1984. Part of...more
This is the Old Clock Museum.The netherlands clock museumUnique time pieces behind a handsome clock gableBehind the museum’s handsome 18th century clock gable there is a unique collection of Dutch time pieces. Clocks from Zaandam, The Hague, Amsterdam and the province of Friesland form an important part of the permanent exhibition giving a detailed...more
We have in de Zaanstreek also our own mustard, Zaanse Mosterd, it is making in this old windmill Molen De Huisman.Mustard mil 'De Huisman'“……een huisman tot berijder” (“…. a householder to rider”)The prettily decorated board belonging to 'De Huisman' Mustard Windmill depicts a man sitting astride a chicken bearing the message ‘Hier kreeg een...more
This is oliemolen De Zoeker.Oil Mill 'De Zoeker'Pounding nuts and seeds to make oilOil Mill 'De Zoeker' was built in 1672 and stood for centuries in the Guisveld to the west of Zaandijk until 1968 when it was spectacularly moved to the Zaanse Schans. The eighteen ton octagonal body of the windmill was lifted by crane over power cables and a railway...more
This is a picture from the inside of windmill De Kat, you can see the giant wooden toothed wheel.Windmill Society the Vereniging de Zaansche MolenThe preservation and conservation of the remaining windmills in the Zaanstreek is unquestionably the success of the Zaansche Windmill Society founded in 1925 by teacher and artist Frans Mars. He foresaw...more
Very unique architecture, but not so much to do in this area. The room is clean, nice and modern and...more
Wibautstraat 278, Zaandam, Noord-Holland, 1505, The Netherlands
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Pieter Lieftinckweg 10, Zaandam, 1505 HX, The Netherlands
there are about 3 big table.they are around the cook.he is making you diner around him on 2 site.it is expensive (but i had never eaten japanse before so i dont know about the prices) but fresh and real great.a good experience i had menu d it think it cost about 38.50 euroit is a fish menu not rawi think the cheapest menu was around 30 euromore
Restaurant 'De Bonte Boel' in Groet. The place is very colourfull, lots of kitsch. Kids don't have to sit still all the time, they can play while they are waiting for their dish to be served. They also get some crayons and can colour a pic.When they leave, they get a little present. The veggie dish :-) and the kids very much liked the special kids...more
Once a year there is a Nacht of Assendelft (night of Assendelft) a big event in the area.We visited the Wapen of Assendelft on the morning asfter for a cup of coffee. As we came in we had to get a table and chairs ourself but the coffe was ready 1 as that was all thay could handle on the morning after.... It must have a been a night ;-)So if you...more
The best way to get to Zaanse Schans was by car. With a good map and sign on the roadside it was easy to find the place without any difficulties. Besides, the carpark was big enough to accommodate many cars.
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Buy the local specialties in the Zaanse Schans, not on the streets or on the markets, most of the time it is sold far to expensive!
Smoked cheese is better to buy in the market, value is about have the price from the tourist attractions.
Miscellaneous: Noord-Holland is the most typical dutch region, with all the cliches that come with it. Yes, there is ice in the winter! On Marken, the light house gets threatened by it regularly.
The modern warmonument in Assendelft is tugged away between two containers when we visited. It sure must look better just in front of the church.The monument has the motto cracked but not broken. It is here in remembrance of the local victims of the second world war. The slogan a world without a memory is a world without a future is on a plaque...more
The province of Noord Holland (North Holland) often is a typical polder landscape with great views and many narrow canals, magnificent farmhouses and every now and again a mill. You can go to places like Nieuwe Niedorp, Kolhorn, Winkel, Barsingerhorn and Haringhuizen.The oldest Dutch inn can be found in Nieuwe Niedorp, it is called 'De Roode...more
In this picture you see how well the beerlabels of Heineken and Brand beer fit in with the green buildings.This is the pub 't Konincksplein, Lagedijk 13, 1544 BA Zaandijk.Number of beers: 78. On draught: 12.Open:tuesday-thursday: 16.00-00.00 friday and saturday: 15.00-01.00 sunday: 14.00-20.00more
The wooden houses of the Zaanstreek all have this green color. Green was, and still is, a color that lasts longer therefor it was cheaper to paint your house green and then wait longer to repaint. The Zaanstreek was not very rich, most of the people here were workmen in the industry.Today the city council oblige people to paint the houses in...more
Throughout the centuries, the windmill has been the symbol of the Dutch fight against the water. Just enter to Zaanse Schans!The Zaanse Schans is a reconstruction of a Zaans residential and working neighbourhood. In this open-air museum with 20 wooden houses, mills and storehouses from the 17 & 18th centuries.more