As part of my obligatory tourist duties I went North of Amsterdam while I was in The Netherlands. To me Zaanse Schans (ZS) felt very touristy and I left quicker than anticipated. I enjoyed my time spent in Alkmaar more, which I will post about next. If you are interested where I stayed (home base) see my Haarlem post for my Airbnb and review.
When: September 2019
This may sound bad but I don’t have much to say about the place. I got there, walked to the windmills, walked around the little tourist village, took a bunch of pretty photos, lots of tourists, walked to the near by convenient store to grab a few waters and I left. As I said I am solo traveling Europe so I am not so fixated on touristy stuff as much as meeting the people and discovering the culture. In some towns I was more touristy than others but this was not one of them. It’s cute and worth seeing so here are some pictures!