Saturday, March 14, 2015

Zaans Schaanz: A touristy town outside Amsterdam.

We did a few really good day trips from Amsterdam but one of my favorites was definitely this place.

While this is a clearly a tourist set up, with 3 kids in tow it was such a fun day and a great way to get a taste of the culture of the Netherlands.

It took about 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam to get there, then we just walked our way across the town to get to the town.

The first sighting in 7 windmills on the water. So very Dutch.

Very picturesque. We crossed over the bridge and starting walking the little path that lead through the town. There were about 18 different stops you could make along the way. We started with the clock museum and made our way all the way down to the wood working shop.

The girls really loved looking out over the water and pointing at the pretty windmills.

And we all loved the animal/farm part of the town. They had goats and sheep and cows. Then you could enter a cheese shop and try all the theses from these animals.

And of course, climbing in a giant clog to pose for photos. 

And lastly, selfies with a windmill. Have I mentioned I love these little people?

While this was very touristy- and crowded, it was still quaint, sweet, extremely well down and very dutch. We really enjoyed ourselves and had such a beautiful day out there.

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