During our experience, we will explore the old mill village and historic houses from the 17th and 18th century. We will visit the first grocery store dating from 1887. We will taste the atmosphere of 17th-century old windmills in the region. In our experience is a must to visit the Spice's windmill, where we will scent the spices from all over the world. It is a great opportunity to buy something that you ever wanted to try. The next mills to discover are wood sawmill, paint color mills, oil mill, smock mill, the first mill that transited from wind power to diesel engine and some pump mills. Did someone say chocolate? We will visit the local Cacao Laboratory where you can find different flavors of cacao from all over the world and find out that the real fruit of cacao has a taste of mango. We will visit a cheese factory and see how famous Dutch cheese is made. We will visit a wooden shoe (clog) factory, where you will see how the wooden are made. And more to discover and experience together in this journey.
Free entry into the windmills
I am a journalist and blogger. I’m passionate about history, communication and sharing my experiences. Graduated History Faculty and enjoying the vibe of discovering the world everyday. My morning routine starts with the smell of cacao. The everyday routine I live is a result of Dutch history and progress. I love the Zaanse Schans region and would love to show how Dutch people have created a heritage we live nowadays. I’d love to tell you and show some traditions and culture of Dutch in one place. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences.
We will visit the Zaanse Schans, a typical Dutch region, the famous 17th-century mills, the Cheese Factory, the most sweet Cacao Laboratory, and a Diamond shop. We will see how clogs (the Dutch traditional wood shoe) are made in a real clog factory. And these are just some highlights. We will spend a great time by the Zaan river - the oldest industrial area in Western Europe.
9月21日 土曜日 10:00～14:00
The tour at Zaanse Schans is available for everyone. If you have children, they will love to explore the windmills inside and out. Please keep in mind this is an active walking experience. It is good to have your own bottle of water, you can fulfill it at the train station for free.