I’ve been posting a few pictures from the Netherlands on Instagram lately. Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood in a town called Zaandam, not too far from Amsterdam. This is where you can find historic windmills (and more) that are symbolic to the Netherlands. You can find day tours from Amsterdam so you don’t need to figure out another way to get there by yourself.
This is mostly a photos post. I’m going to try to show you everything there is to see there, because it’s more than just windmills. They have animals, wooden shoes, souvenirs, vintage houses, grass, a lake, a little river, a cheese factory/shop. I was too busy tasting cheese to take any good pictures of that last one.