Old Time Farming

Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, Netherlands

Just outside Amsterdam, this is an attraction that is a must visit. We found this place, as I really was interested in getting some photographs of windmills (I couldn't have visited the Netherlands and come back home without any). It definitely delivers on the windmill front, with eight windmills onsite.  The unexpected surprise is that it is also home to five museums (including the Grocery Museum). There is something for everyone, with shops, barns and houses all built in the Dutch wooden architectural style. Every path you walk, there seems to be something new to see,  like this old time farming vehicle. Many of the attractions have been systematically relocated here since 1961.