The Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands with wood-carved houses from the 18th century.

Schansend 7
1509 AW Zaandam

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Defense of Amsterdam

The Defense Line of Amsterdam was a defense line, located 15 to 20 kilometers around the center of the Dutch city of Amsterdam

Bergerweg 1 1815 AC Alkmaar 

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The Bazaar

The Bazaar (formerly Beverwijkse Bazaar) is a large covered market in the Dutch city of Beverwijk . The Bazaar calls itself the 'largest covered market in Europe'. The Bazaar is open every Saturday and every Sunday from 08:30 to 18:00.

Parallelweg, 1948 NN Beverwijk

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The locks of IJmuiden

The IJmuiden locks form the connection between the North Sea Canal and the North Sea at IJmuiden. The lock complex consists of the Zuidersluis from 1876, the Middensluis from 1896, the Noordersluis from 1929, the Spuisluis from 1940, and the pumping station from 1975.

Middensluisweg 2, 1975 AL IJmuiden

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Cheese market Alkmaar

The cheese market of Alkmaar is of course the main attraction of the city. Every Friday, from April to September, you can see from 10 a.m. how the cheeses have been traded here in the same way for centuries.

 Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar

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Eye museum

At the Eye museum in Amsterdam there are various activities throughout the year, so you can fully enjoy great movies, theaters and much more.

IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam

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Stolp Farm de Eenhoorn is the richest example of the Middenbeemster and dates from 1968.

Middenweg 194a, 1462 HM Middenbeemster

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The Heul

De Heul in Oostzaan is a private petting zoo, pony park and playground. Children can go there on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 16:00.

De heul 13, Oostzaan

1511 AJ

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Czar Peter House

The Czaar Peterhuisje is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Netherlands. Today it is a museum.

Krimp 23,

1506 AA Zaandam

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oil mill the seeker

Oil mill the seeker has ensured that the De Zaanse Molen association was founded. In 1926, the mill standing in the open field near Zaandijk, was hit by a whirlwind. The umpteenth mill was in danger of disappearing.

Kalverringdijk 31,

1509 BT Zaandam

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Watchtower Zaanse Schans

On the edge of the historic Zaanse Schans is a full oak watchtower. The tower offers a view of the Zaan countryside and industrial landscape.

Schansend 7,

1509 AW Zaandam

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Grind the tube

The mill the quiver is a grist and peeling mill at the Oosteinde in Wormer. In the year 1866 the mill was rebuilt and turned into a grist mill.

Volgerweg 14,

1462 HP Beemster

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Windmill De Schoolmeester

This mill is the last paper mill in the world that still works on wind power.

Guispad 3, 1551 SX,


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Beach finds museum

In the most beautiful spot of Castricum, next to the Zanderij entrance to the North Holland Dune Reserve, is the Strandvondstenmuseum in which, in addition to beachcombing, a lot of attention is also paid to other regional historical themes.

Geversweg 2A, 1901 NW Castricum

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the fencer

The mills in the Land van Leeghwater ground water from large lakes. Finally, De Schermer was pumped dry between 1633 and 1635. Now people live and work on it. Many of the mills have been preserved and are now national monuments!

Noordervaart 2, 1636 VL Schermerhorn

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Cheese Market Edam

In the Middle Ages, the Edam cheese market was the focal point of the city. Here farmers brought their cheeses to be weighed, sold and exported abroad. Today, the farmer's cheese market in Edam has been restored. A tourist version of the cheese market is held here on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 in the summer.

Jan Nieuwenhuizenplein, 1135 WT Edam


The Hemburg site

Hemburgterrein is a former hamlet and monument industrial site. Today it is considered part of the Havenbuurt of Zaandam.

Hemkade 18,

1506 PR Zaandam

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A'dam Lookout

A'dam look out is an observation deck with an unparalleled panoramic view of Amsterdam.

Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam

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Fort at Spijkerboor

The Fort bij nagelboor is hidden in the polder landscape of the Beemster and is close to the largest fortress defense in Amsterdam.

 Westdijk 46,

1464 PC Westbeemster

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The Poel Farm

The visitor center de Poelboerderij is a farm where there are various activities to experience. For example, here are various exhibitions about plants, birds and animal life of a peat meadow area, in particular the Wormer and Jisperveld.

Veerdijk, 106

1531 MB Wormer

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The museum the mill

The mill museum is in Zaanstad, it is a museum about windmills and about the history of the mills in the Zaan region.

Kalverringdijk 30, 1509 BT Zaandam

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Mill the young sheep

The Jonge Schaap is a sawmill on the Zaanse Schans in the municipality of Zaanstad. The original mill from 1680 was demolished in 1942.

Kalverringdijk 31A, 1509 BT Zaandam


Birds of prey center

Raptor Park Diessen is an attractive and small-scale landscape park of 1.5 hectares. The pond, the fruit orchard and the flower meadow are surrounded by a hedge of native trees and shrubs.

Volgerweg 14,

1462 HP Beemster



Nijenburg is a beautiful piece of nature where you walk through flowery meadows with reed orchids, marsh marigolds and cuckoo flowers during a walk.

Volgerweg 14,

1462 HP Beemster

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Castle Egmond

Kasteel Egmond or Slot op den Hoef is a former castle (and ancestral seat of the Huis Egmond ) located in the heart of Egmond aan den Hoef in the municipality of Bergen , North Holland .

Slotweg 46, 1934 CN Egmond aan den Hoef

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sculpture garden

In 1965 the artist Nic Jonk started his own museum and sculpture garden in Grootschermer. 50 years later it has grown into a unique art event, where art and nature go hand in hand in an inimitable way.

Haviksdijkje 5, 1843 JG Grootschermer

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The dike of Volendam

Volendam is best known for the eel catch, the many musicians who come from the village, FC Volendam and the Volendamse Dijk. ... On the Dijk, which consists of Zuideinde, Haven and Noordeinde, you can of course eat eel sandwiches while looking out at the Volendammer fishing boats

Noordeinde 35, 1131 GB Volendam

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Simone farm

De Simonehoeve is an original cheese farm and clog factory. At the Simonehoeve you can see how the cheese and clogs were made.

Wagenweg 2, 1145 PW Katwoude

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The Beschuittoren

The rusk tower is a tower originally from the 17th century. The tower served rusk bakers so that they could be warned that they could turn on the ovens or that they had to turn the ovens off again.

Dorpsstraat 125, 1531 HC Wormer

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The Beemster

The Beemster is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its road patterns. The special road pattern, together with the progressive way in which the Beemster was drained at the time, has therefore been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

De Beemster

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Inntel Hotels Zaandam

Inntel hotels is a 4-star hotel. It is a hotel that consists of a unique stack of almost seventy separate Zaanse houses, executed in four colors Zaanse green.

Provincialeweg 102, 1506 MD Zaandam

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industrial wall

In the 19th century it was a hotbed of industrial estates in the world along the Zaan River and has left us a beautiful piece of industrial heritage.

pieter Ghijsenlaan, loods 5, Zaandam 

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Paint mill the cat

Mill 'De Kat' is an octagonal top porter with scaffolding, originally built in 1781, which has been converted into a paint mill since the partial reconstruction in 1960.

Kalverringdijk 29, 1509 BT Zaandam

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bulb fields

The bulb fields Egmond aan den Hoef is very beautiful, because it is beautiful all year round. Every season there are many other beautiful colors to see. In addition, the landscape is unique because the flat bulb country lies against a steep inner dune edge.

Egmond aan den hoef

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Honig Breethuis museum

The Breethuis museum is a small museum of the past. in addition, there are various activities including concerts, lectures and walks

Lagedijk 80, 1544 BJ Zaandijk