10 Things to Do in Zaandijk That You Shouldn't Miss

December 25, 2017 Ying Subia

Zaandijk in The Netherlands, from Europe region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Zaandijk with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Zaanse Schans

Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands +31 75 681 0000
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Zaanse Schans

This open air museum recreates a Dutch village with wooden houses and windmills dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Reviewed By frenchriviera2014 - Cannes, France

Just a short drive from Amsterdam is this historic village that showcases true Dutch heritage.
A picturesque village in the Dutch countryside with working windmills and cute little houses nestled along the waterfront. I loved the small bakeries and specialty stores that sell typical Dutch treats such as home made "stroopwafels" with a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
It was fun to see how they make the world famous "wooden shoes" that are still being used by many Dutch farmers today. Definitely worthwhile visiting. You can go by car, bus, train or boat.

2. Zaandijk Canal Cruise

Morgenstartstraat 138, 1544 CT Zaandijk, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Zaandijk Canal Cruise

Come and experience our beautiful "Zaanse Schans" and hidden canals of Zaandijk. Join us either for a day or sunset tour over some of Noord-Holland finest wetlands. Our private boat will guide you off the touristic trails into remote locations that can only be accessed by boat. Join us for a unique experience only few get to enjoy.

Reviewed By André K - Eagan, Minnesota

Heath picked our family of 5 up in his boat Boatavia at 10:00, right from our bed and breakfast in Wormerveer. We had a lovely ride down the river to the Zaanse Schaans area. It was very nice to see the windmills from the water. The kids had a great time, and our 13 year old even had a hand at steering the ship! Very pleased with the service received for the price paid.

Museumlaan 18, 1541 LP Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands +31 75 621 5148
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4 based on 16 reviews

Molenmuseum

Reviewed By Hendrik_NL - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This museum is housed in a building in a nondescript street in a residential area across the river Zaan from the "Zaansche Schans". However, visiting the museum is worthwhile, Several nice scale models of Dutch windmills are exhibited, with extensive explanation of the working of the saw mill, paper mill, oil mill etc. Also part of the museum is an enchanting Panorama painting of the river Zaan landscape of the 19th century with more than 200 windmills, which existed then. Musing over this landscape, I realized again how lax we are in preserving our Dutch heritage. On the first floor of the museum building an exposition was established of collectibles from the life and times of the heydays of the Zaanse windmills. Well known names, as "Honig" came to life. This museum is to be recommended.

4. De Jonge Dirk

Relkepad, Zaanstad, The Netherlands
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4 based on 9 reviews

De Jonge Dirk

Reviewed By Irina T - Moscow, Russia

Мельница была построена еще в 1908 году, и предназначалась для изготовления специй.
Мельница,была полностью перестроена после ущерба, нанесенного ураганом в 2004 году. Она расположена на острове, и попасть к ней можно только по воде.
Понравилось, как и все в этом чудесном месте! Посетить стоит, и впечатдения останутся потрясающие!

5. Paintball Jungle

Wandelweg 12, 1521 AG Wormerveer, The Netherlands +31 20 613 1129
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Paintball Jungle

Paintball Jungle has been up and running for more than 25 years. We have 12 different playing fields. We do Paintball, Laser Games, Redneck Games, Commando parcours and more! We also organize stag parties, children parties and corporate events. For anyone who would like to eat after a game we have barbecues, sandwiches, chips and much more. We also have a wide range of specialty beers and drinks.

Reviewed By Dan M - Dublin, Ireland

We were a group of 14, everyone loved it.
The guide Leon(I think?) was great constantly cracking jokes, and very safety focused. He made the experience really easy and pleasant.
We played some matches 7 vs 7 against our own party and we were asked if we would like play against another large group so then 14 vs 14 against the other group.
We swapped stags at one stage, one dressed as superman and one as batman.
I'd recommend it.
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One point to Paintball Jungle: Fresh cold water is very important. We were asked to buy small bottles at €2 each but only 4 bottles were in the fridge the rest would be warm. They offered to fill a jug with tap water if we would open a tab?!
I think if we were given a table with water and asked if we'd like drinks we would have stayed, but that didn't happen so we left.

6. Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester

Guispad 3, 1551 SX Westzaan, The Netherlands +31 75 621 4465
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5 based on 4 reviews

Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester

Reviewed By golfingaround - The Netherlands

Picturesque is the applicable word here, walk around this typical mill and make your selfies... everybody will envy you.

Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands +31 20 674 7000
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Reviewed By idletimewithyou - Beijing, China

excellent visiting experience in the museum, free download app for different language audio guide. so many exquisite antiques and art, from ancient time to present. unique place to understand the country. also, there is a michelin 1 star restaurant in the museum, good service and excellent western cuisine, perfect place to have breakfast or brunch before go into the museum.

8. Zaanse Golf Club

Zuiderweg 68, 1456 NH Wijdewormer, The Netherlands +31 299 438 199
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Zaanse Golf Club

Reviewed By Culilinguist - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Great course, wonderful location. A real challenge. The upkeep is marvellous. Good facilities and a fine restaurant With a Terrace overlooking a lake and the green of the 18th. Highly recommended...

9. Het Jonge Schaap

Kalverringdijk 31a, 1509 BT Zaandam, The Netherlands +31 75 640 1377
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Het Jonge Schaap

Reviewed By 17KAG - Edmonton, Canada

This is the lumber mill showing how trees were turned into lumber for ship and house building. Take the time to sit through the short video at the beginning, then go onto the floor of this working lumber mill. Use caution and stay out of the way of both machinery and workers. Do watch them cutting the trees into boards. The views out the back doors are also worth a look.

10. Oxygen Segway

1544 BL Zaandijk, The Netherlands
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5 based on 7 reviews

Oxygen Segway

Segway tour of the Zaanse Schans Exploring the Dutch landscape on a Segway is a fantastic experience. Gliding 20 cm above the ground, effortlessly and silently through the countryside. Our guides take you through the history of the area around the Zaan river in small groups. The Zaan region is characterized by a rich industrial history with charming old buildings, factories, extensive polders and typical Dutch windmills. The departure point for your Segway experience is the old “Klene” licorice factory located on the River Zaan. Information and specifics Number of participants Maximum of 7 participants per guide. Day and times Every day, 3 times a day between 1 April and 1 December. Tours start at: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Cost and duration € 60 per person. The tour lasts a total of 90 minutes, which includes about 20-30 minutes of instruction at our location. Safety Wearing a helmet is compulsory during the tour. What if it rains? We will provide you with the use of a Gore-Tex (waterproof and breathable) jacket. Our tours always go ahead – regardless of the weather, rain or shine. Waiver of liability Prior to the tour all participants must sign a liability waiver agreeing to our general conditions. Payment must also be made before the tour. You can read the waiver here.

Reviewed By erik s

Last week we had our first bussiness group that made a 1.5 hour segwaytour along the Zaan river. Here you see some pictures!

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