Undoubtedly, one of the typical pictures of Holland are their fields of tulips and windmills. One of the examples where we can find several of them running and possibility to visit is in the village of Zaanse Schans .

It is a small village located about 10 kms northwest of Amsterdam and where we can see perfectly the atmosphere of the typical Dutch village of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

In our case we take we had gone to Amsterdam one day before our river cruise for this excursion.

Again we were in the spectacular Central Station in Amsterdam so we proceeded to buy at the ticket counter, two tickets to our destination, the price of 7.10 euros return.

Now, I advise you to read carefully the steps we were taking, as you have to be very aware of stations and stops with unpronounceable names …

On the platform 2 took the first train to Koog Zaandjik , which was the fourth station (Amsterdam Centraal Amsterdam Zaandam-Koog Sloterdijz-Koog Bloemwijk and Zaandjik). From the exit of the station to Zaanse Schans there are about 1 km, walk about 15 minutes and is very easy to reach, since all the way you find drawings and signs indicating Fortunately that but I do not know that we could do …

All the way we started the shoot the beautiful and picturesque place where we could see its typical and beautiful mills. Unfortunately we did not have the chance to visit inside any of them because they were the 18.00hya 1730 had closed. That’s how bad it is these countries that close everything early, and that it was Aug. 24. City we were coming, Málaga , at that time people are on the beach beers later leave …


During the tour we saw a cheese factory and taste the same, they were delicious !!!!. On its back they had a small farm and next to it a factory of wooden clogs, plus a host of small shops with souvenirs. How beautiful, how beautiful and nice !!!!. Really, I can not explain, the lush green landscape dotted with windmills everywhere, healthy grassy smell, silence and peace of the area. Wonderful!!!!

When we look at everything he had in his surroundings and saw that it was beginning to get dark, we decided it was time to return to the station to catch the train back to Amsterdam and again the ferry to Noord , where our hotel was …

Before boarding the room we were having dinner in the hotel restaurant, also lovely with a warm and cozy decor … As we finished dinner we went to our room to give us a good shower and rest. For today we had enough ….



Date Posted: December 22, 2015

I would like to apologize to my english speaking readers since this website was initially built in spanish language and after receiving numerous requests I have decided to translate it into English. This article have been translated automatically, so some meanings may not be completely correct, but I think it’s enough to share my experiences with my readers.

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