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The Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans is a unique piece of the Netherlands featuring wooden houses from the 18th century.

Schansend 7
1509 AW Zaandam

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Stelling of Amsterdam

The Defense Line of Amsterdam was a defensive 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 claims to be the 'largest indoor market in Europe.' It is open every Saturday and Sunday from 08:30 to 18:00.


1948 NN Beverwijk

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The locks of IJmuiden

The locks of IJmuiden connect the North Sea Canal to the North Sea. The lock complex consists of the Southern Lock from 1876, the Middle Lock from 1896, the Northern Lock from 1929, the Discharge Lock 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 the main attraction of the city. Every Friday, from April to September, starting at 10 in the morning, you can witness how the cheeses have been traded here for centuries in the same manner.

 Waagplein 2,

1811 JP Alkmaar

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Eye Museum

At the Eye Museum in Amsterdam, various activities take place throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of films, theaters, and much more.

IJpromenade 1,

1031 KT Amsterdam

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Bell farm de Eenhoorn (Unicorn) is the finest example in the Middenbeemster and dates back to 1968. The residential part is made of brick, and the rear extended stable section is made of wood

Middenweg 194a, 1462 HM Middenbeemster

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The Heul

The Heul in Oostzaan is a private petting zoo, pony park, and playground. Kids can visit on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 16:00.

De heul 13, Oostzaan

1511 AJ

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Czar Peter House

The Czar Peter's House is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Netherlands. Nowadays, it is a museum.

Krimp 23,

1506 AA Zaandam

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Oil mill De Zoeker

Oil Mill De Zoeker (The Seeker) played a key role in the establishment of the Zaanse Molen Association. In 1926, the mill, situated in an open field near Zaandijk, was struck by a tornado. Yet another mill was in danger of disappearing.

Kalverringdijk 31,

1509 BT Zaandam

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Oberservation Tower Zaanse Schans

At the edge of the historic Zaanse Schans stands a fully oak-wood observation tower (Uitkijktoren). The tower provides a view of the Zaanse natural and industrial landscape.

Schansend 7,

1509 AW Zaandam

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Mill De Koker

Mill De Koker is a grain and hulling mill located at Oosteinde in Wormer. In 1866, the mill was rebuilt and converted into a grain mill. The mill is regularly operated by volunteer millers.

Oosteinde 14,

1462 HP Beemster

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Windmill De Schoolmeester

This windmill is the last paper mill in the world still operating on wind power.

Guispad 3,

1551 SX Westzaan

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Beach Finds Museum

At the most beautiful spot in Castricum, next to the entrance of the Zanderij in the North Holland Dune Reserve, you will find the Beach Finds Museum. In addition to beachcombing, this museum also focuses on various local historical themes.

Geversweg 2A,

1901 NW Castricum

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The Schermer

The mills in the Land of Leeghwater were used to pump water from large lakes. The last to be drained was the Schermer (the Fencer) between 1633 and 1635. Now, people live and work there. 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 central point in the city. Here, farmers brought their cheeses to be weighed, sold, and exported abroad. Nowadays, the farmer's cheese market in Edam has been restored. On Wednesdays from 10:30 to 12:30 during the summer, a tourist version of the cheese market is held here.

Jan Nieuwenhuizenplein, 1135 WT Edam


Het Hemburgterrein

The Hemburg terrain is a former hamlet and monumental industrial site. Nowadays, it is considered a part of the Havenbuurt district in 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 at Spijkerboor is hidden in the polder landscape of the Beemster and is located near the largest defense line of Amsterdam.

 Westdijk 46,

1464 PC Westbeemster

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The Poel Farm

The visitor center De Poelboerderij is a farm where various activities can be enjoyed. There are exhibitions on plants, birds, and wildlife in a peat meadow area, especially the Wormer and Jisperveld.

Veerdijk, 106

1531 MB Wormer

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The Windmill Museum

The Windmill Museum is a museum about windmills and the history of mills in the Zaanstreek.

Kalverringdijk 30,

1509 BT Zaandam

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Mill Het Jonge Schaap

Het Jonge Schaap (The Young Sheep) is a sawmill at Zaanse Schans in the municipality of Zaanstad. The original mill from 1680 was dismantled in 1942.

Kalverringdijk 31A,

1509 BT Zaandam


Birds of prey Center

Raptor Center (Roofvogelpark) 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 can enjoy walking (with your dog) through flower-filled meadows with marsh orchids, marsh marigolds, and cuckoo flowers.

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 House of 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 initiated his own museum and sculpture garden in Grootschermer. Fifty years later, it has evolved into a unique art experience where art and nature seamlessly intertwine.

Haviksdijkje 5,

1843 JG Grootschermer

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The Dijk of Volendam

Volendam is primarily known for eel fishing, the numerous musicians originating from the village, FC Volendam, and the Volendam Dike. 'Op de Dijk' consists of Zuideinde, Haven, and Noordeinde. Here, you can naturally enjoy delicious eel sandwiches while overlooking the Volendam fishing boats.

Noordeinde 35,

1131 GB Volendam

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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 biscuit bakers, allowing them to be alerted when they could turn on the ovens or when they needed to turn them off again.

Dorpsstraat 125,

1531 HC Wormer

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The Beemster

The Beemster is UNESCO World Heritage due to its road patterns. The unique road pattern, along with the progressive method used to drain the Beemster at the time, has led to its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

The Beemster

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Inntel Hotels Zaandam

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

Provincialeweg 102, 1506 MD Zaandam

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Industrial Wall

Along the river Zaan, it was a hotbed of industrial areas in the 19th century, leaving us with a beautiful piece of industrial heritage.

Pieter Ghijsenlaan,

Loods 5, Zaandam 

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Paint mill De Kat

Windmill De Kat (The Cat) is an originally built in 1781 octagonal tower mill with a platform, which, since the partial reconstruction in 1960, has been equipped as a paint mill.

Kalverringdijk 29,

1509 BT Zaandam

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Bulb Fields

The Bulb Fields in Egmond are a well-known and popular attraction in the Netherlands. These fields are filled with various types of flower bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils, which bloom in the spring. In the summer, you can find lilies, orchids, gladioli, and sunflowers.

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

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