Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is located near the Strand49 campsite. Here you can enjoy a beautiful walking and/or cycling tour, feast on a traditional Dutch pancake in the pancake restaurant, or take a boat trip to admire the Schans from the water.

History in

A step back in time, that's what Zaanse Schans promises. But did you know that this picturesque part of the Netherlands is no fluke? Architect Jaap Schipper deliberately shaped this neighborhood in 1961, with the aim of creating a lively, typically Zaanish neighborhood. Houses from all over North Holland were carefully dismantled and rebuilt on this historic site. Although most relocations took place in the 1960s and 1970s, Zaanse Schans remains in flux. Even in 2014, another house was rebuilt, so the neighborhood retains its authentic charm. But do you know what makes it really special? This picturesque place is not only a tourist hotspot; it is also just home to locals.


Explore the Zaanse Schans, where history and craft come together in an enchanting landscape. Admire the iconic windmills, explore the fascinating museums and enjoy the old crafts that come alive here. Take an engaging theater tour with a local or explore the area at your own pace using a handy app. For cycling enthusiasts, two wonderful routes are available: a short tour of Wormerveer's hotspots or an extensive route around the North. And for a unique perspective, explore the Zaanse Schans from the water on a relaxing boat ride along its scenic shores. Whichever way you choose, a visit to the Zaanse Schans promises to be an unforgettable experience.