Zaanse Schans Tourism, Netherlands

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Zaanse Schans (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzaːnsə ˈsxɑns]) is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the Netherlands. It has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek (nl) were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994, is located in the Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands and an anchor point of ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The neighbourhood attracted approximately 1.6 million visitors in 2014. The Zaans Museum locates next to the Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans houses seven museums: The Weavers House, the Cooperage, the Jisper House, Zaan Time Museum, Albert Heijn Museumshop, Bakery Museum.


Explore popular vacation packages for Zaanse Schans, Netherlands and kick-start your vacation planning for free. After your splendid visit to Zaanse Schans, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Rotterdam. Take a short trip from Zaanse Schans and set some time aside to explore the Rotterdam. Dotted with places like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum; it will definitely be a good idea. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. A vacation to Zaanse Schans can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Zaanse Schans*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zaanse Schans

    Know the pollution level of Zaanse Schans before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.03 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 21.05 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 39.7 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.46 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 24.55 (Low)
  • Zaanse Schans: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zaanse Schans for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zaanse Schans.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.93 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.16 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.31 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.18 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.98 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.26 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.77 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.81 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.48 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.53 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.59 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.5 (Moderate)
  • Living in Zaanse Schans - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Zaanse Schans is 177.23 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.07 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.46 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.32 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.6 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 84.5 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.21 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.59 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.27 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Zaanse Schans

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Zaanse Schans

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 115.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 106.38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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