Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzaːnsə ˈsxɑns]) is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk, Netherlands. It is best known for its collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area.[1] The Zaans Museum, established in 1994 near the first Zaanse Schans windmill, is located south of the neighbourhood.

Zaanse Schans
Windmills at Zaanse Schans
Zaanse Schans
Location of Zaanse Schans in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 52°28′26″N 4°48′59″E
CountryNetherlands
Province North Holland
MunicipalityZaanstad
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)