I have been to the Zaanse Schans after all and visited the Verkade Museum on the same premises. I enjoyed it, since it was a sunny day and the refreshments are good. Three of the 5 mills that can be found on the premises. In essence the Schans is a sort of an open air museum based on a 19th century Dutch Village. Entrance is free, but parking, and some of the museums and exhibitions do charge entry.
Worth a visit and even though many a selfie tourist in dear old Dutchland ends up here; the premises are large enough to keep from being trampled.