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A Day in Zaanse Schans

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In this replica of a Dutch village in the 17th century, you'll return to a time powered by wind, when age-old crafts like clog-making, pewter molding and artisanal cheese-making were practiced in Holland. It's a bit touristy for some, but traditional wooden houses, shops and windmills in a pastoral landscape make it well worth a day trip, less than an hour from Amsterdam by train
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Zaanse Schans, 1509 Zaandam, Netherlands
On the banks of the river Zaan, time stopped three centuries ago at Zaanse Schans. In this recreation of a Dutch village in the 17th–18th centuries, stroll down streets lined with typical green wooden houses, manicured gardens and graceful...