The Zaanse Schans is a delightful village on the banks of the river Zaan with characteristic green wooden houses, charming stylized gardens, small hump-backed bridges, tradesmen's workshops, historic windmills and engaging little shops.
It's a typical Zaanse village of the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
|Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen
The open-air section covers 15 acres and accommodates authentic buildings from the former Zuiderzee region, such as a church, a fish-curing shed, a mill, a cheese warehouse, shops and dwelling houses from the surrounding fishing villages. Staff and volunteers demonstrate historical crafts from everyday life at the beginning of the previous century.
The new presentation of the Rijksmuseum collection is a journey through Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages and Renaissance until the 20th century. For the very first time, visitors can follow a chronological journey through the collection, and experience the sense of beauty and time this offers. The story of the Netherlands has been set in an international context and is told chronologically across four separate floors.
|Jutters mu-ZEE-um Zandvoort
You want some culture, then visit the Juttersmu-ZEE-um.
Much of what the sea has ever removed, will be back ashore here in Zandvoort.
Learn about the history of Zandvoort in Zandvoorts Museum.
The center of Haarlem with its many attractions including the Frans Hals Museum, courtyards, and many shops are reachable by car in 15 minutes.