Zaanse Schans

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Zaanse Schans (083)
Zaanse Schans (083)

52° 28′ 24″ N, 4° 49′ 19″ E

Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the province of North Holland. It has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses; the ca. 35 houses from all over the Zaanstreek were moved to the museum area in the 1970s. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994, is located in the Zaanse Schans. The windmills were built after 1574.

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Main sights

List of windmills:

  • The Houseman: Mustardmill - De Huisman
  • The Crowned Poelenburg: Sawmill - De Gekroonde Poelenburg
  • The Cat: Dyemill - De Kat
  • The Young Sheep: Sawmill - Het Jonge Schaap
  • The Ox: Oilmill - De Os
  • The Seeker: Oilmill - De Zoeker
  • The Cloverleaf: Sawmill - Het Klaverblad
  • The Motley Crew: Oilmill - De Bonte Hen


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