You are just a few minutes’ walk from: Zaandijk Zaanse Schans railway station, with direct links including Amsterdam Centraal railway station (4 x per hour, 17 min. journey); the famous De Zaanse Schans open-air museum with windmills, a cheese dairy and a clog workshop; the Mill museum; shops and a supermarket, five restaurants, bars with outdoor seating, waterbuses, swimming pool and attractive rambling, cycling and canoeing routes.

Attractions within about 30 minutes by car – often also readily accessible by public transport – include the historic cities of Haarlem and Alkmaar (cheese market on Fridays), the old, picturesque towns of Monnickedam and Edam and, slightly further away, Hoorn and Enkhuizen on the former Zuider Zee; the charming earlier island of Marken; Volendam, a popular tourist fishing village; Beverwijk’s Zwarte Markt, Europe’s largest indoor market; the popular coastal resorts of Zandvoort, Castricum and Egmond aan Zee with their beaches, sea and dunes and, in the spring, the flowering bulb fields.

    • 18 minutes from the centre of Amsterdam
    • Free parking
    • Good public transport connections
    • Peaceful area
    • Attractive surroundings
    • 10 windmills within walking distance
    • Free WiFi
  • Fred & Kelly Snel
    Lagendijk 52-54
    1541 KC Koog aan de Zaan
    The Netherlands

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