The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of Holland, with wooden houses, windmills, barns and workshops from the Netherlands of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Zaanse Schans is less than 50 kilometers from the Bollenstreek and you can drive there in about 40 minutes.

Take a journey back in time to traditional life in Holland. There is no better place to experience old Dutch life than in the museum village just above Amsterdam.

The Zaanse Schans is the perfect Dutch day out. And you can easily visit it from Amsterdam or the Bollenstreek. The Netherlands of the 17th and 18th centuries comes to life colorfully here. Visit the wooden houses, windmills, barns and workshops.

Entrance fee

The old Dutch village is free to visit. Do you want to take a look at one of the attractions and museums? Then there is often an entrance fee. We recommend the Zaanse Schans Card for a complete day. With this discount card you get free access to the best attractions of the museum village.

Discount Card:

  • Free entrance to Zaans Museum and the Verkade Chocolate and Biscuit Factory
  • Free entrance to the Weaver’s House, Paintmill ‘De Kat’, Windmill ‘Het Jonge Schaap’ and the Coopery
  • Free entrance to Museum Zaanse Tijd
  • Free entrance to The World of Windmills
  • Map of the Zaanse Schans
  • Scavenger hunt for kids

Prices Zaanse Schans Card:

Adults from 18 years€ 23,50Buy Tickets
Children 4 to 17 years old€ 16,00Buy Tickets
Children 0 to 3 yearsfree

Opening hours

Opening hours De Zaanse Schans consists of different attractions, each with its own opening times. Not all attractions are open every day, but most attractions are open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The museum village is open every day of the year.

How do you get to De Zaanse Schans

Public transport

Bus – The Rnet bus line 391 runs from Amsterdam Central Station every 15 minutes to the Zaanse Schans stop. The journey takes forty minutes. For more information

The Rnet bus line 817 connects the museum village with Volendam / Edam in July and August. The bus also runs on the weekends of Ascension and Pentecost. For more information

Train – The nearest train station is Zaandijk – Zaanse Schans. You can reach this station with the slow train from Amsterdam CS station in 17 minutes. Then you can walk to the old Dutch village in 15 minutes.


Are you coming by car? Use in your navigation as address Schansend 7 in Zaandam. Parking costs € 10.00 per day for passenger cars. Coaches pay € 22.00. It is not possible to pay with cash at the parking machine, only by means of a debit card.


  • Schansend 7
  • Zaandam


Do you want to enjoy the typical Dutch village from your computer? Then view the webcam below.

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