Zaanse Schans

Windmills, wooden shoes, cheese… these are only some examples of Dutch culture. If you want to know more you definitely have to go to a small village called Zaanse Schans (this name is really hard to pronounce!). It is 17 km from Amsterdam, on biking distance, and a good way to enjoy the sun along the river. You can also go by bus (6 euros for a return ticket with OV-Chipkaart).

Did you know that the first Albert Heijn grocery store was established nearby? Albert Heijn B.V. is a supermarket chain founded in 1887 in Oostzaan, Netherlands. It is named after Albert Heijn, Sr., the founder of the first store in Oostzaan. At the moment, its market share is around 30 per cent, and its plastic bags are often seen on the streets all over the Netherlands.

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