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Location: Zaanse Schans. The Netherlands

Of the 10,000 windmills in use in the Netherlands around 1850, about 1000 are still standing. And you can see some of them in Zaanse Schans.

Zaanse Schans, a neighbourhood of Zaandam, in the province of North Holland, is one of the popular tourist attractions of the region, receiving approximately 900,000 visitors every year.

For those visiting Amsterdam that want to have a day trip out of Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans (together with Volendam) is your best option. Yes, it is very touristic, but you will get a glimpse of the traditional old Dutch countryside, plus the view of the windmills is very picturesque. And what is even better, they are in working order!

You can find more information about Zaanse Schans and how to get there from Amsterdam on this link: