Before leaving the Netherlands, there was another must see attraction I needed to check off my list. That was the cute little windmill village Zaanse Schans.
If the weather would have been beautiful on the day we went there, we would have seen views like this :
Unfortunately, on the day we made the trip it was pouring rain non-stop. I just wanted to show off some of my new photoshop skills and pretend it was sunny. I’m still going to be honest with you and keep the rest of the photos cloudy as it was. You can’t control the weather when you travel and you should not let the weather control your trip either. Sometimes cloudy and rainy pictures can turn out even nice and add a little mysterious tone on them. And you still leave with a new experience.
Despite the weather, there were very many people at the site. The restaurant had a half an hour waiting list and when taking pictures, constantly people photobombed them.
The village was so cute! I cannot understand how some people live there surrounded by windmills and loads of tourists passing by every day. I would be very annoyed actually. It is very beautiful but full of tourists passing by your house and taking pictures of it. If you want to go for a walk or for a run it is never peaceful.
All the windmills have a different labour purpose. The whole area smelled like chocolate due to the chocolate factory and museum there. The village had tiny shops to sell cheese, chocolate or souvenirs and as a must, you can get your fresh share of waffles.
There is no entrance fee to go and walk around, but to visit the museums and the windmills you need to pay a small price. You can enter all the windmills and in some you can visit the top too, on others, you can visit its museum inside and learn about its purpose and history and how it was made.
I would have definitely loved it more when it would have been sunny. It would have been nice to sit on the grass and have a little picnic. It was still worth a visit and I would definitely recommend it when you visit Amsterdam. You can take a bus there from central station, which takes you there only in twenty minutes and was slightly cheaper than other options.
That was my last attraction in the Netherlands. Who knows when or if I will ever go back ?
Let the new adventures begin!