The Zaanse Schans

With an number of visitors of over 1.3 million a year, the Zaanse Schans has made a name for itself both domestically and abroad. With its historical wooden houses, warehouses, farms and windmills, this open-air museum by the river Zaan paints an accurate picture of life as it used to be.

The historical buildings are all in the unique timber architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries so typical of the Zaan region. The Zaanse Schans is explored on foot and when you take in the unique peat meadow landscape you are surrounded by the stunning buildings. There are numerous demonstrations such as cheese-making, wooden shoe making, woodworking, liqueur distilling and pewter casting. You can also take a boat trip. Admission is free, but some attractions charge a fee.


2019

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Best Organic Cheese

  Hooidammer Supreme Organic Cow cheese 8kg

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Best Dutch Cheese

  Goat Cheese Spicy 8KG

2018

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Polderkaas sheep cheese extra old

  Best sheep cheese

Nantwich Cheese Awards Engeland

Pure Gold

  Best Dutch Cheese

2016

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Best Organic Cheese Specialty

  Biological Gouda old

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Regular Goat cheese with additives

  Polder cheese gold goat cheese extra old

2015

World Cheese Awards England

Semi-hard Regular Goat Cheese

  Polder cheese gold goat cheese extra old

2014

Kaesiade Tirol Austria

Regular Goat cheese

  Polder Cheese Gold Goat Cheese Extra Old

2013

Nantwich Cheese Awards England

Regular Goat cheese with additives

  Polder cheese Blanc Goat cheese Fenugreek

Global Cheese Awards England

Regular Goat cheese with additives

  Polder cheese Blanc Goat cheese Fenugreek

Global Cheese Awards England

Best Organic Cheese

  Organic Cow cheese Green Pesto

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