A Day in The Zaanse Schans

Just outside Amsterdam, The Zaanse Schans is a small village that looks like something out of a fairytale! When I first arrived there. I  had the feeling that I literally went back in time.. Typical Dutch green houses, wooden windmills, a few small bridges and is surrounded by water and a beautiful landscape. Scroll down to discover The Zaanse Schans and find out what you can do on a day trip here!

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The Zaanse Schans is just perfect for a day trip out of Amsterdam. It is very close (a 40 minute ride by bus from Centraal Station) and you get to see something very different and I guarantee you won’t be bored once you get there.

There are plenty of things to do in one afternoon: you can talke a walk through the pretty houses and feel you’re back in the 18th century, visit some of the still working industrial mills, watch some crafts workshops and maybe some of the many museums, like the Bakery Museum (The Bakkerijmuseum ‘In de Gecroonde Duyvekater’), the Museum of the Dutch Clock (Nederlands Uurwerk Museum). If you are curious to see how a supermarket looked like in 1887 you should’t miss Albert Heijn Museum Shop.

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When you’re done sightseeing, have a drink at Museumcafé or have lunch in one of the few restaurants! And if you really want to experience everything, you can of course go on a boat trip. There are boat tours and ferry services from late March until September.

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TIP! This is a great place for a professional photoshoot or just to take a few creative photos yourself, with many romantic spots, beautiful light at sunset and an authentic ambience!.. You can see what I’m talking about and enjoy more images from the Vintage Engagement Shoot we did here in may with a super cute Dutch couple!

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Rox is an artist based in Spain. Her fine art studies influenced her vision and brought her closer to the magic of film photography. She crafts and captures her images through medium format and 35mm film photography and is not afraid to use other artistic techniques.