Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans

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.

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Zaanse Schans helicopter flight

Lelystad Airport

Circle above world-famous Dutch cultural attractions such as Zaandam, Volendam, Monnickendam and Marken with this tour. As we approach the Zaan region from a distance, the slowly turning sails of the ""De Zaanse Schans"" mills are already visible in the distance, with extensive meadows in the background. On the way back we fly over the IJ with a spectacular view over the historic city centre of Amsterdam. This tour adds an unforgettable experience to any trip and flies over locations that have brought the Netherlands fame and fortune. The airspace above the city of Amsterdam is controlled by Schiphol Air Traffic Control. The result may be that air traffic control adjusts our route and that Amsterdam is at a greater distance than initially expected."