To get an accurate impression of life in Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries, visit the Zaanse Schans.
Here we will see authentic houses, windmills, a tinware factory, a cheese and dairy factory and other crafts. The story tells that once 639 Mills were operating in this region. At that time trade goods from all kinds of countries came to the Zaanse Schans via Amsterdam. Nowadays a number of these windmills are still operational and worth visiting. We can see how these wind-powered machines work, inside and out. Stroll past the bakery and enjoy the smell of fresh cookies, or take a look at the warehouse where clogs are made. And don't miss the cheese factory end the pewter foundry.