Zaanse Schans Cycle Route

Traditional windmills, green wooden houses and industrial heritage

Distance: 52 or 39 km

 
Cycling through the Zaanse Schans. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycling through the Zaanse Schans. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com


This varied route through the Zaan region shows you some of Holland’s rich industrial history. Highlight of the route is museum village the Zaanse Schans, with its industrial windmills and traditional green wooden houses.

In Wormerveer 19th-century factories and warehouses are situated along the river Zaan. In Zaandam you can see how the traditional green houses have found their way into 21th-century architecture. The route takes you via Jisp and Fort Spijkerboor to the 17-century fishing village of De Rijp on the edge of the Schermerpolder and via Wormer back to Zaandam.

Zaanse Schans Cycle Route
Distance: 52 km (3h30) or 39 km (2h30)
Type of route: Day trip, round trip
Starting point:

Zaandam train station
- Bicycle rental
- Car parking

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