Where is the best place to see windmills in Holland?

Zaanse Schans windmills from Amsterdam Central

At the windmill museum and village at Zaanse Schans, a short bus ride from Amsterdam Central station.

Real, working windmills, with experts to tell you about their history.

Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans

BusThe Rnet-bus 391 runs from Amsterdam Central Station every fifteen minutes to the Zaanse Schans.

The trip takes forty minutes.

For more information: www.

bus391.

nl.

,The Rnet-bus 817 drives in July and August from the Zaanse Schans to Volendam/Edam.

Also in the weekends Ascension Day and Pentecost is the bus available.

For more information: http://www.

bus817.

nl.

,TrainThe nearest railway station is Zaandijk u2013 Zaanse Schans.

This station can be reached by local train from Amsterdam Central Station in 17 minutes.

Subsequently walk to the Zaanse Schans in 15 minutes.

,Get from Amsterdam to the Zaanse Schans the easy way with the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket u2013 a travel card that delivers carefree travel on public transport.

,More info and directions if you go by car:

Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans bus price

So, first of all watch your handbag.

Amsterdam is very safe from a physical point of view but there are some pickpockets who like to try to steal from people who they think are clueless, like older American tourists.

Mind you, the same applies in New York.

,If this American is from city like Boston, New York, or San Francisco then the idea of crowds and public transport will not bother them.

If they are from the sort of place where everyone has their own personal vehicle and the personal space bubble is about 2m [1] in every direction then Amsterdam is going to be a surprise.

The trams can get busy at prime time and major tourist spots have crowds.

,Anyone in a tourist-facing position will speak English.

They may be quite blunt in their speech and manner, but thatu2019s just how the Dutch are.

Donu2019t take it personally.

,Hotels in Amsterdam are never cheap.

Donu2019t stay in a very cheap place, it will be uncomfortable.

Ensure there is air conditioning if staying in summer, it is not standard in cheaper hotels.

The minimum standard to stay in is something like an Ibis, obviously the Hilton, Marriott, etc will be quite fine.

Mid price accommodation I can recommend includes the Hampshire Hotel Rembrandt Square (very convenient) and the Ibis Stopera (10u201315 mins walk or a couple of trams stops from anything).

,Use the metro (subway), the trams, and the trains.

Do not even consider driving in Amsterdam; itu2019s both difficult and troublesome.

Taxis exist but arenu2019t the best way to get around nor are they particularly cheap.

Take the train from the airport, not a taxi; spend the $60 difference on something nice.

Get a city transit card once youu2019re in the city for however long you are staying (or 72 hours at at time if longer).

If the tram is a longer, newer looking one then get on at the large rear door not the front door.

The conductor at the back has more time to deal with your questions than the driver at the front door.

You can buy tickets on the tram (but only with a payment card, not cash), and once you have the ticket, touch in to the scan pad by the door and out by the exit.

Maps and info at Welkom bij GVB | GVB (u201cEnglishu201d link top right).

Trams run to about midnight.

If you can get a hotel room that does not overlook a tram track, you will have a quieter time sleeping.

,If tempted to try the coffeeshops (marijuana), beware that it is a lot stronger than when you toked up in your young student days.

Ask for something not too strong.

Smoking tobacco outside is common.

Smoking inside is rare.

Go inside if smoke is bothering you at a cafe or bar.

,Amsterdam has many cafes service beer, wine, sprits, tea and coffee and small meals.

Some are fully fledged restaurants, some only serve lunch or small snacks.

The VOF Myrabelle half way down Vijzelstraat is one of my favourites; their schnitzel is good.

Go to a cafe/bar even if you just want a soft drink, theyu2019re not dens of sin but a normal place to go.

,The restaurants around the Rembrandt Square are mostly OK, I prefer the steak at Gaucho over de Natchwacht.

Avoid the fast food joints.

The conveyor sushi at u201cZushiu201d on the riverside by the Rembrandtplein is good (though not cheap).

At the Leidseplein (Leidse square), donu2019t eat at anywhere that can be seen from the tram stop.

The quality is better in the places along the road or round the corner from the tram stop, since all the drunk and stoned people get off the tram and eat at the nearest place they see without caring about quality.

,The major museums are all good: Rijksmuseum for the old masters, Stedelijk for very good modern art, Van Gogh museum, Amsterdam historical museum.

Some less landmark museums to go are u201cOns Lieve Heer op Solderu201d (u201cOur Lord in the Atticu201d a surprisingly large Catholic church hidden in the top of a well-preserved merchantu2019s house), the Tassenmusem (u201cMuseum of bags and pursesu201d, though itu2019s really more a museum of luggage and travel, not just a collection of fashion handbags), and the Hash Marijuana and Hemp museum Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum which is more about hemp cultivation and medical use than it is about toking up although they will tell you how to grow your own if you want to.

,I personally think the Anne Frank house is intensely depressing and has nothing to teach anyone who has any appreciation of the horrors of the Holocaust, but go there if you want.

,If the weather is good, a nice day out can be had at the Zaanse Schans (Discover Dutch crafts, windmills and museums at the Zaanse Schans ) which is a set of preserved windmills in an area just north of Amsterdam.

Itu2019s a few stops train ride and a 15 minute walk from the Zaandijk station or you can take a slower but more direct bus.

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Youu2019ll be seeing a lot of those in Europe.

Zaanse Schans windmills tickets

Are you going to stay in Zaandam or Amsterdam? Well, your question is what to do in Zaandam.

There is ONLY ONE place I would suggest you to go Zaanse Schans.

It is a touristic place with Mills, really beautiful to walk outside and checking several wind mills and shops.

There is also some restaurant where you can eat pancakes (Dutch ones, very different - bacon and a black sauce stroop or something).

,Zaanse Schans: windmills, crafts and museums, just outside Amsterdam!If you are staying in Zaandam, plan to take the train and go to Amsterdam.

Near the station there is Anne Franks house.

In your way, you will see the most beautiful area of Amsterdam.

Another place to go is Red Light District.

You can rent a bike to go around, in Amsterdam and probably you can do the same in Zaandam.

,Zaandam center is beautiful, now, for walking around.

There is a good wok restaurant (Eazie) and there is a market in the street at Thursdays and Saturdays morning.

,The Top 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam - TripAdvisor - Amsterdam, The Netherlands Attractions - Find What to Do Today, This Weekend, or in AprilMy suggestions AMSTERDAM:Amsterdam Central Station - Centraal StationThe Jordaan | I amsterdamAnne Frank Museum Amsterdam - the official Anne Frank House websiteDam Square (Amsterdam, The Netherlands): Address, Tickets & Tours, Point of Interest & Landmark Reviews - TripAdvisorRed Light District | I amsterdamSingel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands): Address, Tickets & Tours, Point of Interest & Landmark Reviews - TripAdvisorVondelparkRijksmuseum u2013 The Museum of the Netherlands - in AmsterdamAlbert CuypmarktWhat is Keukenhof?It depends what you like.

There is a wax museum near 4.

Dam Square, for example.

There is another museum Van Gogh - I dont like it, I loved Rembrandt (7.

Rijksmuseum).

Check the link above of Trip Advisor.

I think it helps for you to make a choice.

Rent a bike, if you can cycle, at the central station.

Or rent a taxi-bike ;-) You also can buy a ticket for a boat that drives around in all Amsterdam canals and they explain all places.

This is at Amsterdam Central Station, as soon as you are outside.

It is a very pleasant travel, if the weather allows it.

Windmill village Amsterdam

You may want to consider Amsterdam Canal cruise either during day or evening.

,During night may join Amsterdam Red light district walking tour,If you have the full day may join the one day trip to Keukenhof garden and windmill village of Zannse schans

Zaanse Schans windmills opening hours

I think you mean while on a visit to The Netherlands (North and South Holland are just two of the 12 continental provinces)?,There are a lot theme parks in The Netherlands, the most famous of which is the Efteling - Theme Park, Hotel, Village - Fairytales exist - EftelingSome people like to see how wooden clogs are made e.

g.

De Zaanse Schans Clog Workshop and how model cheese farms operate e.

g.

Cheese Farms / Cheese Factory Volendam depending on where you stay you can easily look them up online, or ask the hotel desk or tourist office (also available online in English).

,Located near Amsterdam the quaint old villages of Volendamand the former island village of Marken are popular tourist destinations.

,In The Hague we have the very nice interactive mini Netherlands park Madurodam | Get more of Holland in this interactive miniature park.

,Interesting to visit are the famous windmills, some can be visited e.

g.

the ones in Kinderdijk in South Holland see kinderdijk.

com unfortunately very busy during season.

,Easiest to visit (e.

g.

by joining a tour, but the bus takes you there too) is De Zaanse Schans see Discover Dutch crafts, windmills and museums at the Zaanse Schans quite near Amsterdam, we seen a row of windmilss along the river Zaan,The museum windmill in Schermerhorn Home can be visited from bottom to the top.

,Windmills were used to reclaim low lying lands by erecting ring dikes, then pumping the land dry using wind power, another big water management success is the closing off of the Southern Sea, this enclosed water is now the IJsselmeer, you can drive over the Afsluitdijk which is the 20 mile long dam from Den Oever to Zu00fcrich which in 1933 definitively closed off the IJsselmeer from the North Sea.

,The spectacular Oosterscheldekering is another testimonial on how good the Dutch are at water management see Information, opening hours, rates, directions and reviewsA boat tour is also very interesting, e.

g.

Amsterdam canal cruise, canal tours and cruises, there even is a hop on hop off Canal Bus see Going sightseeing in Amsterdam? Take the Canal Bus!,,or the Dutch Venice Giethoorn see Giethoorn boat rentals, canal tour with guide, guided canal tours by boat, rent a canoe, holiday home, holiday appartment, bed and breakfast, How to get to Giethoorn, sights, surroundings, museums,,or Europes biggest seaport Rotterdam see Attractions in Rotterdam on or by the water | Rotterdam Tourism & Convention Board.

,In The Netherlands Open Air Museum near Arnhem you can see and visit authentic old houses from all over The Netherlands,,in nearby Oosterhout you can find the Airborne Museum commemorating Operation Market Garden, the battle for the Rhine bridge at the end of WW II (see A Bridge Too Far (film)) for further information see Welcome to our website.

,The Netherlands even have their own megaliths Hunebedden in Nederland/Dolmens in The NetherlandsHave fun!

Zaanse Schans windmills address

Are you going to stay in Zaandam or Amsterdam? Well, your question is what to do in Zaandam.

There is ONLY ONE place I would suggest you to go Zaanse Schans.

It is a touristic place with Mills, really beautiful to walk outside and checking several wind mills and shops.

There is also some restaurant where you can eat pancakes (Dutch ones, very different - bacon and a black sauce stroop or something).

,Zaanse Schans: windmills, crafts and museums, just outside Amsterdam!If you are staying in Zaandam, plan to take the train and go to Amsterdam.

Near the station there is Anne Franks house.

In your way, you will see the most beautiful area of Amsterdam.

Another place to go is Red Light District.

You can rent a bike to go around, in Amsterdam and probably you can do the same in Zaandam.

,Zaandam center is beautiful, now, for walking around.

There is a good wok restaurant (Eazie) and there is a market in the street at Thursdays and Saturdays morning.

,The Top 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam - TripAdvisor - Amsterdam, The Netherlands Attractions - Find What to Do Today, This Weekend, or in AprilMy suggestions AMSTERDAM:Amsterdam Central Station - Centraal StationThe Jordaan | I amsterdamAnne Frank Museum Amsterdam - the official Anne Frank House websiteDam Square (Amsterdam, The Netherlands): Address, Tickets & Tours, Point of Interest & Landmark Reviews - TripAdvisorRed Light District | I amsterdamSingel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands): Address, Tickets & Tours, Point of Interest & Landmark Reviews - TripAdvisorVondelparkRijksmuseum u2013 The Museum of the Netherlands - in AmsterdamAlbert CuypmarktWhat is Keukenhof?It depends what you like.

There is a wax museum near 4.

Dam Square, for example.

There is another museum Van Gogh - I dont like it, I loved Rembrandt (7.

Rijksmuseum).

Check the link above of Trip Advisor.

I think it helps for you to make a choice.

Rent a bike, if you can cycle, at the central station.

Or rent a taxi-bike ;-) You also can buy a ticket for a boat that drives around in all Amsterdam canals and they explain all places.

This is at Amsterdam Central Station, as soon as you are outside.

It is a very pleasant travel, if the weather allows it.

Windmill village Netherlands

Netherlands offers a lot in terms of architecture, art, culture, natural beauty and engineering.

,Letu2019s see what we have got!,,Nature:,If nature is what pleases you, visit Giethoorn, the Dutch village that looks like it is pulled out of a fairy tale! The village that has no roads, but only waterways!,If thatu2019s not enough nature, head to Zaanse Schans or to the tulip gardens of Keukenhof!,How dreamy can it get with swans and ducks swimming around in the garden?,,Technology:,What about some Dutch marvels? Who would want to miss the sight of buses and ships using the same waterway in Rotterdam?,Talking about technology, why build an expensive flyover when you can let the boats pass above the highway? The yellow one is the highway! Saw the boats?,What about Bungee jumping into the sea during the sunset at Scheveningen beach?,Head to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site, if you want to get inside an actual windmill and learn more about Dutch dikes!,One-third of the Netherlands is below sea level and the true masterpiece of Dutch water management system is saving the land from being taken over by the ocean, even at this moment!,,Architecture:,If you are into mind bending architecture, head to Rotterdam! You wouldnu2019t want to miss the experience inside a tilted Cube house!,If you are looking for touristy locations, Amsterdam is the place to be! The old Dutch architecture in the banks of canals is an amazing sight.

,How about getting lost in similar looking streets of Amsterdam? How about the experience of walking inside a real life labyrinth?,,Museums:,What about 30+ museums in the Netherlands including Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and Sexmuseum Amsterdam?,,Castles:,Maybe the Fort Bourtange built in 16th century is exciting as well?,Wait, what about the elegant Castle of De Haar?,,You might be wondering where the mountains, glaciers, rocks, waterfalls and volcanoes of Netherlands are.

Bad news, the country is as flat as one can imagine, except for a handful of hills!,,That was the Netherlands in short! Hope you enjoyed the ride!