7 places to visit on a trip to Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans is, of course, a much-visited tourist attraction. Around 2 million tourists pass through the open-air museum every year. It is part of the Zaanse heritage, so you can walk around it and see much of it for free. However, many people don’t know that much of the Zaanse Schans was just placed there, and has not been there since the Middle Ages. So most of the mills, Zaanse houses and crafts were moved there later, just after World War II, in order to preserve the Zaanse heritage. Nevertheless, it is a nice representation of old Dutch culture in the Zaan region.