Zaanse Schans Off The Beaten Path

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    Some great villas between Zaanse Schan and Edam

    by globetrott Written Apr 11, 2015

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    We have passed by some really great villas / farmhouses in the traditional style, when driving from Zaanse Schan to Edam. Some of these former farmhouses had the high roof that was used in order to dry the hay inside.
    In my last picture: And another interesting fact about some villages that we drove through: when-ever there is a canal / gracht in front of the house, there is of course a separte bridge for each and every entrance !

    Some great villas between Zaanse Schan and Edam Some great villas between Zaanse Schan and Edam Some great villas between Zaanse Schan and Edam Some great villas between Zaanse Schan and Edam Some great villas between Zaanse Schan and Edam
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    Edam is just about 20km from Zaanse Schan

    by globetrott Written Apr 11, 2015

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    The small town of Edam is just about 20km from Zaanse Schan and it might be an interesting combination to go there as well, when you visit Zaanse Schan. Edam was the other place that was part of our halfdaytour that we took from Amsterdam and it was a surprise for me that Edam is just a small village with maybe 6000 inhabitants, although it gives the name to most probably the most famous type of dutch cheese.
    Calculate about 1 hour at least to walk through the village and see the most interesting sights !

    Edam is just about 20km from Zaanse Schan Edam is just about 20km from Zaanse Schan Edam is just about 20km from Zaanse Schan Edam is just about 20km from Zaanse Schan Edam is just about 20km from Zaanse Schan
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    The Klompenmakerij - museum

    by globetrott Written Apr 11, 2015

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    I put the Klompenmakerij - museum here under the places "off the beaten Path" because normally all the tourists will rush through this part of the shop in order to watch the show how they make the shoes.
    This excellent exhibition is next to the entrance of the shop and I found it very interesting to learn about the various types of Klompen / Clogs.
    For some local people these type of shoes are still the very best in order to work or walk on the muddy, wet fields.
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    this shop & museum is open:
    Monday: 08:00 – 18:00
    Tue till Fri: 08:00 – 18:00
    Saturday: 08:00 – 18:00
    Sunday: 08:00 – 18:00
    september & october: 9:00-18:00

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    De Bleeke Dood Windmill

    by globetrott Updated Apr 11, 2015

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    This is one of the windmills that you will find in the village of Zaanse Schan, outside of the openair-museum: De Bleeke Dood Windmill dates back to the year 1654 and it is nowadays the oldest of all dutch windmills with a gallery in the Netherlands. From the beginnings untill Mid of the 19th century it was compulsory for all bakers of the area to have their wheat ground in that mill, that was good for the business and after that the mill fell into disrepair untill it was restored in 1954.
    Nowadays it is open for a few hours each friday and they are selling bread and flour, but even outside of these hours it makes sense to take a closer look at the ouside of that great windmill !
    De Bleeke Dood means "Pale Death" and there is also a painting and inscription about that on the mill - see my last extrapic here, but I dont know any more details about that story.
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    De Bleeke Dood Windmill is open for visitors:
    every Friday 10:00-16:00
    and every second Saturday of the month 14:00-17:00.
    Admission: adults € 4,00 / children aged 6 to 12 €2,-.

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    De Ooijevaar Windmill

    by globetrott Written Apr 11, 2015

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    The "De Ooijevaar" Windmill is an oilmill and de Oojevaar means stork/ Storch. You will find it opposite of the museum-village of Zaanse Schan, at the place, where the bridge for the cartrafic over the river Zaan ends. You will not be able to enter the building, but see it just from a short distance and take some photos.

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    the village looks like the museum

    by globetrott Written Apr 11, 2015

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    This is now the real village of Zaanse Schan with lots of houses that look like the buildings of the museum that look a bit unreal in the first momemnt.
    It is a pity that I did not have enough time left in order to see this real village from a closer distance and walk through all of the sidestreets and search for some great photo-opportunities.
    Maybe next time !

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    clogmaker at work

    by MATIM Written Apr 9, 2004

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    'De Vrede'. The 'Vrede' warehouse is a former storage shed for grain and snuff. Part of the warehouse has been set up as a wooden shoe-museum, with one of the largest collections in Holland and now it accomodates a clog workshop, where the handmade clogs and other souvenirs are sold. Quite often, you can see the clogmaker at work.

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    different kinds of clogs

    by MATIM Written Apr 9, 2004

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    at the clogs museum you see a lot of different kinds of clogs, I particularly liked these skates and roller skates

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