Zaanse Schans - April 2009

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At Zaanse Schans, just a few kilometres northewst of Amsterdam, lies an open-air museum displaying a number of industrial windmills. Most are still working mills, and can be visited.


Windmills line the Zaan

Typical Green Zaanse Houses

Approach to the Windmills

Windmills at Zaanse Schans

A typical canal bridge

Sawmill 'De Gekroonde Poelenburg'

Dye Mill 'De Kat'

Oil Mill 'De Zoeker'

Mills line the bank of the Zaan

Vertical Millstone in 'De Zoeker'

View from the balcony of 'De Zoeker'

Another green-painted Zaanse house