Begin your tour at our central meeting point in A’dam Tower. A comfortable, air-conditioned single deck bus will take you to Zaanse Schans in just 20-30 minutes.
The windmill village Zaanse Schans is an open air museum of Dutch traditions that houses a collection of working windmills, wooden houses, barns and shops dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. All these buildings were brought here from 1961 onwards bringing back to life this most prosperous period of the Zaan region.
In its golden age the Zaan Region developed into an industrial area on a scale never seen before, with 600 active windmills (wooden factories powered by wind). In these small factories many tasks were being executed with the aid of wind energy: wood sawn by machine, grinding spices, oil for food and paint, flower, cocoa powder and many other things.
The prosperity in the 18th and 19th century can be seen in the Zaanse Schans windmill village in several ways. Alongside windmills, barns and other buildings, you will see beautiful houses that were originally built as home to rich windmill owners and merchants. These houses have attractive facades and have been painted in traditional colors such as green, beige and light blue.
You will visit the clog museum annex wooden shoemaker shop and in the cheese farm you will get to taste Dutch farmer cheese. You will also have some time to visit the village on your own.
Back in Amsterdam your guide will provide with you your ticket for the Moco Museum.
The Moco museum in Amsterdam is a boutique museum with a wide range of modern, inspiring and contemporary art.The competition comes nowhere near it. Think of the artists: Banksy, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. These artists use a lot of irony towards modern society, that is what makes them so special. Moco provides inspiration and eye openers for all the visitors. With this, Moco speaks to a wide audience. Visitors who come to the Moco museum will experience art that is nowhere to be seen but here.