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Discover the world of Mills

The Zaanse Schans is world famous for its windmills. Rightfully so, because this is where the industrial revolution started. The wind helped the Dutch to make wanted products. People lived, worked and shipped things on the water; it was a busy city in the early nineteenth century. A unique Dutch landscape in the world.

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A Wealth of Museums

Most visitors go to the Zaanse Museum but do also step into the world of cacao in the Cacao Museum. Visit the windmills, such as De Bonte Hen and let yourself be astonished by the innovative architecture of the windmills in the Molenmuseum (Koog aan de Zaan). A wooden shoe workshop, cheese-making farm, a bakery, and so many more museums, large and small, are located at Zaanse Schans.

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Verkade Experience

Are you a chocolate lover? Then you cannot skip the Verkade Factory. Right in the middle of Zaanse Museum is the Verkade Experience, also known as Verkade Paviljoen. Experience the original machines at work from the early 20th Century inside the factory. Delicious right?!

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Hoop Brewery

Thirsty work making chocolates isn’t it? Wash down your thirst with a trip to Brouwerij Hoop. A great company with an excellent restaurant, but the tour of the brewery will surprise you most. When designing the interior of the brewery, it was taken into account that you want to oversea the entire brewery process from a specially constructed hanging bridge.

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Do you want to go further afield?

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See Zaandijk & Zaanse Schans by bike

Take in the fresh air and traditions of Zaandijk by bike. Cycle around the windmills and village before returning for a drink and spot of dinner on our terrace.

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Modern Zaandam

Want to see a little more of the surrounding area? Visit Zaandam and let its centre with the many shops and unique facilities surprise you! The modern architecture mainly stands out in the city centre, it has a real Dutch design. Zaandam has a small wooden house that is of inestimable historical value; the Tzar Peter House. Tzar Peter the Great stayed here in 1697 before he left for the V.O.C. shipyards in Amsterdam.

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Life’s a beach

Noord-holland boast some spectacular beaches. How about spending a day with the sand between your toes and the sound of the waves. Via Amsterdam and Haarlem (which is also a fun stop) by train you can visit Zandvoort aan Zee. If you prefer somewhere a little quieter then you can go to Wijk aan Zee.

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Amsterdam is nearby

The NS station Zaandijk Zaanse Schans is about 650 metres from the hotel and only twenty minutes to Amsterdam. Amsterdam offers old heritage beautiful architecture, long winding and twisting canals and boasts some of the best retail therapy. Once your day is complete our terrace will be waiting for you to put your feet up and take in the evening sunset.

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