Welcome in the World of Windmills
Since recently it is possible to stroll in one single walk over the Zaanse Schans to discover a considerable number of mills and our brand new museum. In August 2020 the mill museum opened its doors, thus giving birth to World of Windmills. Our guests may now immerse themselves in the complete industrial mill experience.


Mills and museum jointly at the Zaansche Schans
Most mills are open to the public and, in case of a favorable winds, you may see them in full operation. Here you will experience the impressive power of the wind that will drive the wooden machinery. The miller and staff are happy to tell you all you want to know about the production process.

In the museum you will learn all about the history and importance of the mills as Dutch world class heritage. This story encompasses well over 3 centuries of Zaanstreek industrial windmills. Your visit to the museum is a time travel for young and old. An interactive exploration that will tentalize all your senses.