Zaanse Schans – Opening Times

While the Zaanse Schans is not gated and you can walk through the paths at an time, it remains a neighbourhood where locals live. Therefore, it is recommended that you limit your visit to the times when parking is available for visitors between 8.30 until 17.30.

Should you visit earlier or later, the attractions will be closed and please respect the privacy of those living in the neighbourhood.

Private homes at The Zaanse Schans
Private home - Respect those living at the Zaanse Schans

The activities and open sites varies from day to day and the opening times are usually between 9.00 and 17.00. In order to ensure that you do not miss the activity you wish to participate in, it is recommended that you review all opening times on the official Zaanse Schans Website.

Windmill at the Zaanse Schans, De Zoeker

The Zaanse Schans website is available in multiple languages. Choose your language in the upper right hand corner. The calendar allows you to pick the date you wish to visit.

When a date is selected, it will list on the right side in Green all open attractions and in Red all closed attractions. You can also click on reach attraction for more information.

Zaanse Schans

Have you considered visiting the windmills in the Zandstad area which are not located at the Zaanse Schans?  


Avoid crowds but first check for opening times. 

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