Zaanse Schans Things to Do

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    Catharina Hoeve

    by Imaniac Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Catharina Hoeve is a cheesefarm that is visble for the public. In the entrance you can see how the cheese is made and in the rest of the building you can buy and sample all kinds of local cheeses and other Dutch products. And you can also get something to eat here, like a nice cheese sandwich.

    The cheesefarm is open every day from 8 to 6 in the summer and from 8:30 to 5 in winter. Admission is free.

    Address: Zeilenmakerspad 5

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    Bakery Museum In de Gecroonde Duyvekater

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    'In de Gecroonde Duyvekater' dating from 1658 houses a baker’s shop with a 19th century interior, a bakery with an authentic oven and living accommodation. The shop and the bakery form a surprisingly intimate bakery museum. The name of the museum originates from a famous sweet type of Zaanse bread that is still being made in the area today. The shop where traditional Dutch bakery products and sweets are sold is a donation from Koninklijke Wessanen NV. The original location of this building was Hazepad in Zaandijk. It was moved to the Zaanse Schans in 1970.
    copied all above from http://www.zaanseschans.nl/

    this time we did not miss the museum.
    you need to go into the bakkery (you can buy old kinds of candy here)
    ask the saler. pay. go inside
    Adults 1,00
    Children 4 - 11 0,50
    CJP/65+ 0,50
    Opening times look on http://www.zaanseschans.nl/

    Address: Zeilmakerspad 4, 1509 BZ Zaandam

    Phone: +31 (0)75 6173522

    Website: http://www.zaanseschans.nl/

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    Mills to visite

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    the first
    houtzaagmolen de gekroonde poelenburg . saw mill.
    second
    verfmolen de kat dye mill
    third
    oliemolen de zoeker.oil mill.
    another oil mill you can visite (not on picture further away)
    oliemolen de bonte hen oil mill
    kalverringdijk 39

    Entrance mills each
    Adults € 3,-
    Childern 6 - 12 jaar € 1,50
    Groups > 10 pers. € 2,00
    Different times and days open look on site http://www.zaanseschans.nl/

    Address: Kalverringdijk 27,29,31

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    Oil Mill 'De Zoeker'

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    Oil Mill 'De Zoeker' was built in 1672 in the Westzijderveld in Zaandijk. It is believed that the mill saw 62 heavy years of service as a polder drainage mill. 'De Zoeker' was used as an oil mill for a long time but ik was rebuilt as a paint mill in 1891. Ten years later it was transformed back into an oil mill and was once again able to grind oil-bearing nuts and seeds. Cocoa waste was also thought that 'De Zoeker' had come to the end of its life. In the early 1950's the Zaandijk council bought the mill, thereby protecting its future. In 1958 De Zoeker was back in business: as an oil mill.

    In 1968 the mill 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 line and transported by boat to its present site on the eastern bank of the river Zaan. There it was set on a previously prepared base, on the site of an old windmill 'De Wind' which had been destroyed by fire. The transportation and re-location took a day and a night. A few months later 'De Zoeker' was again ready for use – grinding and pounding nuts and seeds to produce oil, the only one of its kind still producing oil using traditional methods daily.
    Above copied from http://www.zaanseschans.nl/
    picture taken from Dye mill the Kat

    Entrance
    Adults € 3,-
    Childern 6 - 12 jaar € 1,50
    Groups > 10 pers. € 2,00
    Different times and days open look on site http://www.zaanseschans.nl/

    Address: Kalverringdijk 31, 1509 BT Zaandam

    Phone: Tel +31 (0)75 6287942

    Website: http://www.zaansemolen.nl

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    Saw Mill 'De Gekroonde Poelenburg'

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    De Gekroonde Poelenburg
    sawmill build in 1868 in the Westerzijderveld named the Locomotief/ Locomotive.
    in 1904 placed to the Oosterzijderveld as replacement for the burned mill Poelenburg.
    In 1961 broken down and rebuild on the wharf from the in 1928 burned Pelmolen/ mill De Grootvorst.

    "De Gekroonde Poelenburg" was built in 1869 in Koog aan de Zaan to replace a similar mill that was destroyed to make room for the Amsterdam - Alkmaar railway line. In 1904 it was moved to Zaandam to replace another mill that had burned down in 1963 and was dismantled and moved again to its present location, the Zaanse Schans.
    Last part is copied from zaanse schans site

    KiNyA, Marko and me went in it november 2010 as there was no wind the mill didnot work so they could not saw wood.
    We went all the way up and had a nice tour :)

    Entrance
    Adults € 3,-
    Childern 6 - 12 jaar € 1,50
    Groups > 10 pers. € 2,00
    Different times and days open look on site http://www.zaanseschans.nl/

    Address: Kalverringdijk 27

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    Verfmolen De Kat Colour mill the cat

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    this is a Dye Mill it is build between 1664/1696.

    Grinds wood. Plants and roots into colouring materials for the textile industry.
    Chalk and other minerals are ground for painters.
    burned down on 27 november 1782.
    partly demolished to the platform level in 1904. rebuilt in 1960 using parts from colour mill De Duinjager.
    This last working colour mill is leased by "De Kat"company. millers and traders in natural colouring materials, binders varnishes and other artists and dyers supplies.

    Entrance
    Adults € 3,-
    Childern 6 - 12 jaar € 1,50
    Groups > 10 pers. € 2,00
    Different times and days open look on site http://www.zaanseschans.nl/

    Address: Kalverringdijk 29, 1509 BT Zaandam

    Phone: Tel +31 (0) 75 6210477

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    ship's carpenter Schuitenmakerij

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    CLOSED???
    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.

    Address: DE KWAKELS 2

    Phone: +31 (0)75 6702312

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    The Museum of the Dutch Clock

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    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
    Entrance
    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/

    Address: Kalverringdijk 3

    Phone: Tel +31 (0)75 6179769

    Website: http://www.mnuurwerk.nl

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    Museumshop Albert Heijn Grocery

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    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.

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    OPENING TIMES LOOK ON THE ZAANSE SCHANS SITE

    Address: Kalverringdijk 5, 1509 BT Zaandam

    Phone: Tel +31 (0)75 6169619

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    Museum 'het Noorderhuis'zaanse schans

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    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.

    Address: Kalverringdijk 17

    Phone: +31 (0)75-6173237

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    Mustard mill 'De Huisman' Zaanse Schans

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    De Huisman
    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

    Address: Kalverringdijk 23

    Directions: on the water side

    Phone: +31-(0)75 - 6168888

    Website: http://www.zaansemolen.nl

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    more cheese tasting and buying

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    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.

    Address: Zeilmakerspad 5

    Phone: +31 (0)75 6215820

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    Cheese farm 'Catharina Hoeve' Zaanse Schans

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    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 :(

    Address: Zeilmakerspad 5, 1509 BZ Zaandam

    Phone: Tel +31 (0)75 6215820

    Website: http://www.henriwillig.com.nl

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    highlights in wooden shoe museum

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    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.

    Address: zaanse schans kraaienest 4

    Directions: Near main entrance where they take your picture and the Pancakehouse

    Phone: +31 (0)75 6177121

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    Wooden Shoe-museum at Zaanse Schans

    by dila Updated Feb 5, 2011

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    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.

    Address: zaanse schans kraaienest 4

    Directions: Near pancakehouse

    Phone: +31 (0)75 6177121

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