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Zaanse Schans

Walk through the historic center of this beatiful neighbourhood

30 stories
5 km

About this walking route

Discover the enchanting charm of Zaanse Schans, a neighbourhood steeped in history, with the captivating audiotour from CityAppTour. Stroll along the famous cheese factory, Catharina Hoeve, the picturesque skipper's square, the fascinating Mill museum, the Tin Dome, and the scenic banks of the Zaan. But that's not all! This self-guided walking route with an audio guide also offers a unique opportunity to explore the neighbourhood's hidden gems, often not mentioned in travel guides.
With the CityAppTour audiotour as your guide, you'll delve deeper into the story behind each monument, windmill, and historical site. Learn about the centuries-old crafts and traditions that shaped the neighbourhood into what it is today. The clear and immersive narrations will allow you to experience the history of Zaanse Schans in a whole new way. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture explorer, or simply a traveler seeking more knowledge, this city walk will make you feel and understand the essence of Zaanse Schans in an unforgettable manner. Don't miss this chance to make the most of your visit and experience the neighbourhood like a local resident!

Highlights of the walk

  • 1.
    Cheese factory, Catharina Hoeve
  • 2.
    skipper's square
  • 3.
    Mill museum
  • 4.
    Tin Dome
  • 5.
    The Zaan
  • 6.
    oil mill 'the seeker'

How it works

  • 1.

    Find your audio guide

    Select your Country - City - Tour
  • 2.

    Select the number of participants and choose a date

    Walk together and receive up to 60% discount.
  • 3.

    Receive a confirmation mail

    The email contains a link to download the app along with an access code. Ensure you have at least iOS 10 and Android 14 or higher installed.
  • 4.

    On the day of your walk, activate the tour

    You've got untill the next day to enjoy all the sightings and listen to the stories of the virtual audio guide, so plenty of time to have a drink, take a break or visit a museum.
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