The Beautiful Works of an Ancient Oil Windmill

Oil Windmill in Zaanse Schans


Zaanse Schans  is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk, Netherlands. It has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994, is located in the Zaanse Schans.

The Zaanse Schans is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands and an anchor point of ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The neighbourhood attracted approximately 1.6 million visitors in 2014.

The Zaans Museum locates next to the Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans houses six museums:

  • The Weavers House,
  • The Cooperage,
  • The Jisper House,
  • Aan Time Museum,
  • Albert Heijn Museumshop,
  • Bakery Museum.



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List of windmills in Zaanse Schans

The windmills were built after 1575.

  • De Huisman (The Houseman), a mustardmill
  • De Gekroonde Poelenburg (The Crowned Poelenburg), a sawmill
  • De Kat (The Cat), a dyemill
  • Het Jonge Schaap (The Young Sheep), a sawmill
  • De Os (The Ox), an oilmill
  • De Zoeker (The Seeker), an oilmill
  • Het Klaverblad (The Cloverleaf), a sawmill
  • De Bonte Hen (The Spotted Hen), an oilmill

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Windmills Zaanse Schans – Amsterdam – Holland

There are three options to get to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam take bus 391 at the Central Station, the train to Koog-Zaandijk station and from there walk a few minutes to the windmills area or the more comfortable option and the more expensive. Book a tour to Zaanse Schans with a guide that also includes Volendam and Edamwe choose the option of the train

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Zaanse Schans

We visited three windmills, one of linen oil. A sawmill .Finally one of flour. In this note is the visit to the oil windmill

Zaanse Schans is a town that restored the windmills of a typical Dutch village of the seventeenth century. The operation of the mills is carried out manually as it was done 400 years ago. The entrance of each mill (there are 7) costs approximately 3.50 euros

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Cheese factory

In Zaanse Schans we can also find a cheese factory, a clog factory, a museum and souvenir shops. We recommend the manufacture of clogs, since they are manufactured in the public eye and it is a very interesting experience

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Walking through the town

We also recommend walking through the town. There is a panoramic point on a platform, in which you can see the whole town and the mills. Apart from being in contact with nature,

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This walk can be done in half a day and can be combined with others. but for that you have to remorse Amsterdam if you have not hired a tour. 

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