The supermarket chain ‘Albert Heijn’ originated in a small grocer’s shop in Oostzaan. This original grocer’s shop has been moved to the Zaanse Schans, including the original layout and furniture. Multiple museums can be found on the Zaanse Schans, such as the Zaanse ‘Time’ museum, which houses a unique collection of Dutch clocks. Along the ‘Zeilenmakerspad’ you will find the bakery and museum ‘In de Gecroonde Duyvekater’, which thanks its name to the Zaanse delicacy ‘Duyvekater’, a local, popular sweet bread. This authentic shop sells traditional Dutch bakery products, sweets and confectionary. A number of Dutch restaurants can be found on the Zaanse Schans too, as well as shops with something for everyone. It is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time as you walk beside and between the windmills and green, wooden Zaan-style houses. The houses are still inhabited and multiple families call the Zaanse Schans their home. You can stay overnight at Bed & Breakfast ‘Heerlijck Slaapen’.
The Zaanse Schans is a unique windmill village where you will find yourself wandering through living history. Come, explore and experience De Zaanse Schans for yourself. De Zaanse Schans is open 365 days a year, as well as most locations.