#3 - Zaanse Schans - Zaandam 2 Zaanse Schans is famous worldwide for its eight historic windmills, which were built in the mid-to-late 16th century, and its 35 historical houses. Located adjacent to the windmills is the Zaans Museum, an open-air museum the showcases exhibits highlighting the history of Zaan.
You have to go here, you can take the train or bus I think. Zaanse Schans is the name, it's a town outside of Amsterdam that has old windmills, a wooden shoe carving shop, etc! Touristy but worth a trip!