The path leads through the marshy polderland, over a narrow bridge, to the ship-yard. A ship's carpenter is at work here. Beyond the barn is a small wind-mill 'De Windhond'. This used to be a crushing-mill, used for pulverising old millstones.
Dutch clocks from 1500 to 1850
In this seventeenth-century building, which was originally an industrial building and later a private house, you can see a unique collection of clocks. The clocks give a good idea of almost five thousand years of timetelling. The museum contains Egyptian sun-dials and water- clocks, table-clocks and grandfather clocks, wall-clocks and last but not least a number of clocks that are characteristic of the Zaan-district. The Zaan-district played an important part in clock-making.
the clock on the picture i like
Adults 6,00 EURO
Children up to 17 4,00 EURO
Museum annual season ticket holders free of charge
TIMES ARE DIFFERENT LOOK ON http://www.zaanseschans.nl/
This museum-shop is composed of two houses, built about 1820. The shop in the front part is characteristic of a nineteenth century shop and gives a general idea of what the simple timber houses that were built in that period looked like. The shop equipment from the old grocery- shop of Albert Heijn - now a large supermarket-chain - has been selected with great care. Among other things, the shop has a wooden counter, a large coffee-grinder, brass scales, wooden containers for storing loose commodities like peas and beans, and coloured drums for colonial groceries. Butter was sold by the cup from the barrel and dry goods were put in paper bags in the old-fashioned way. The shop is full of interesting smells which remind one of days gone past. At the back of the premises are the living-quarters which are in use today.
OPENING TIMES LOOK ON THE ZAANSE SCHANS SITE
CLOSED IN APRIL 2010 SOME THINGS YOU CAN SEE IN ZAANS MUSEUM
The rooms of this merchant house, which was built in 1670 and enlarged in 1800, are open to the public. In the small front room, the best room, is a tiled picture showing the herringcatch. In the passage is a painting of the river Zaan in 1800, when over 700 windmills were working on the riverbanks. When the emperor Napoleon, who visited the district in 1811, saw all the windmills working, it seemed he called out: 'Sans pareil' - unparalleled! In the living-room, in Empirestyle, you can see a young mother in the cupboardbed, breastfeeding her baby. In the back room you win see a group of people, trying the clothes on for a play called 'The flower of Zaandijk', which was first performed in I 894. The action takes place at the end of the eighteenth century. As a whole the group gives a good idea of how people in the district dressed at the end of the eighteenth century. The two elderly people are dressed in clothes dating from the end of the last century.
mustard and spice windmill.
from 1913-1945 sawed wood for boxes.
only for mustard sale.
The windmill 'De Huisman' was built in 1786 in Zaandam. Originally it was a snuff-mill. Later it was fitted out as a mustard-mill as well. In 1956 'De Huisman' was moved to the Zaanse Schans. Nowadays the mustard, which is sold in the mill, is made with the help of electrically operated machinery
You can see a giftbox for almost 20 euro on this picture. i think it is expensive but it looks nice.
we bought a smoked cheese with garlic and herbes. not on the picture for almost 6 euro.
THIS ARE OLD PRICES THINK I PAID LAST TIME ALMOST 9 EUROS FOR THE GARLIC HERBS CHEESE.
This replica of an original farm from the village of Oostzaan was built in 1988 and has been converted into a cheese farm.
I must say i never saw a demonstration here how they make cheese but on the site it says there is in many languages.
I guess i only come inside to taste my favorite smiked garlic herbs cheese.
Pity my cats attacked the last 1 i bougt as it seems the liked it too :(
Church clogs from Hindelopen (1675)
These wooden shoes are more than 300 years old, dating back to the period of early Hindeloopen folk art. At that time religion determined the lives of the people, more so than it does now
even footwear was decorated with biblical images. In this case the right clog shows "the lost son in grief"and the left
"the lost son in splendour.
this is official tekst from the sign near the clogs.
WHEN ENTERING PARK ASK WHEN THEY HAVE DEMOSTRATION HOW THE MAKE WOODEN SHOES AND IN WHAT LANGUAGE HERE.
Storehouse "De Vrede"anno 1750
this store house was originally located in Westzaan.
It served there as a vermicelli factory. but also for storing cereals, snuff and "Molenaars Kindermeel".
Now it is in use as a wooden shoe factory.
open daily all year round
you can see a nice collection of wooden shoes here.it is in the vrede warehouse.
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.
vrede means peace.
CHANGED INTO A SHOP. INFO CENTRE IS NOW IN THE ZAANS MUSEUM
This Information Centre is situated in a former warehouse for corn and rice dating back to the beginning of the 18th century and all the information on the Zaanse schans, the windmills, the museums, the workshops and the restaurants can be obtained there. On the first floor you will find a comprehensive exhibition on the history and the background of the Zaanse schans. Guided tours and pre-made arrangements are also available from the visitor's centre.
info centre is open
from 8.30 till 17.00/17.30
picture taken from bridge on the way to zaanse schans. the information centre is on the other end of the park.
This museum is a historic museum with all kind of old stuff like paintings, boats (small)
it is a mixture. i think also nice for childern.
The Zaans Museum is daily open 10.00-17.00 uur
25 december and 1 januari closed
Adults € 7,50, 65+ € 6,00, 0 to 4 years free of charge, 4 to 17 years € 4,00
Museum Card free of charge, CJP € 6,00, Student card € 6,00, Group >10 € 6,00
Parking 30 minutes € 1,00, Day card € 7,00, Touringcars € 11,00
but in the streets near the trainstation it is free.
More info http://www.zaansmuseum.nl/index.php?id=77
Wandering around Zaanse Schans I came across this Heron looking for something to eat.
I found out that he came from Africa each year, and is very much at home between the Dykes and Windmills. They make their homes on Tiles, Chimney tops, House Roofs, Churches, they are not frightened of people.
In Holland, the return of the Heron is a celebration, as without him, Holland may be overrun with Frogs. He loves feeding on Frogs, Grubs, Mice, Insects.
The Dutch affectionately call him "Ooijevaar" which means "TREASURE BRINGER"
In Zaanse Schans, if you want to, you can go for a 50minute cruise on the River Zaan. There are lovely homes, the Windmills at Zaanse Schans to view from the water, Merchant's Houses, Industry and the opening bridge. Its a real pretty area. Boats depart hourly from the dock.
Cruises are available from 11 - 4pm daily, from April to October.
COST 6 euros.
If you want to enjoy the surroundings and a have an expensive meal, then there is a place here for you. Its a French Restaurant called "Restaurant De Hoop op d' Swarte Walvis" Too expensive for me, a 3 course set menu, 35 euros (2009) It is a nice building which has been made out of three buildings. These three buildings were a Warehouse, Merchant's House and an Orphanage that was built in 1717.
Its open from 11 - 10pm daily.
This lovely little shop located in Zaanse Schan's main street, is a recreated copy of the original Albert Heijn shop in Oostzaan. Albert Heijn, was the founder of the Ahold Supermarket Emporium, its beginning began when he took over a small shop from his parents in 1887. He is now the biggest Grocer in the Netherlands. Worth a look inside to see the differences from then to today.
Admission is FREE
Opening times Closed on Mondays and open the rest of the week from: 10.30 - 1pm and 1.30pm - 5pm