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Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans mechanisme interieur molen mechanism interior windmill

ZAANSE SCHANS, is one of the main tourist attractions in the Netherlands with a large collection of windmills and wooden houses brought to this spot from different parts of the province North Holland. At their original location there was no use for them anymore, but here these buildings live their second life. Admired by millions of people over the last 50 years, they look immaculate with their fresh painted facades and little gardens. Most of the working windmills are open to the public. These huge machines powered by wind are impressive because of their size and the simplicity of their engineering. Traffic is not allowed but walking is a pleasure as long as it doesn’t rain or storm.
Some small museums, a few shops and a pancake restaurant complete the scenery. Great for children too.
Dutch Excursions can arrange transportation for almost every budget to this region and will show you to the most interesting sites.

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