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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.



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Magnifiques vue sur ces moulins.
Louis: Merci, Martine.
What a lovely scene - love all the blue!
Louis: It was a nice sunny day and I enjoyed it. Apart from all the blue, there was also so much spring green, about.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 7 Jun 2017, 03:33
What an impressive view, Louis.

Did you purchase some miniature clogs on a string for hanging over your rear view mirror?
Louis: Thank you Ray. No clogs, but I did buy a tasting of gins, so I was hanging over the rear view myself.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jun 2017, 04:51
This is a wonderful picture of Dutchland, more Dutchland you cannot get (well maybe Kinderdijk) but this is as famous. It's been a while that I was here. I never get tired of views like these.
Louis: There are no bicycles, sheep and tulips in the shot smile I will never tire of your homeland, myself.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jun 2017, 06:06
This is a joy to see Louis
Louis: And I enjoyed it as well, Chris.
It's been awhile since I was last there, Louis, but it is, indeed, a worthwhile trip.
Louis: I must confess, it was my first time, but I did enjoy the outing.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jun 2017, 06:39
Oh, I see you have been in dear old Dutchland! I see that some mills are still working according to their wing language.
Louis: Well, you know the Dutch - they stick to some rules.
No escape from selfies Louis.
Louis: I have taken 1200 pictures during this trip. Heck, if I was a selfie fan, it means that I have to look at myself 1200 times, when reviewing pictures. Brrrr.
Does it feel like going home for you Louis?
Louis: On both parents' side, my family have been living in SA for more than 300 years. But married to a Dutchie, I have been in Dutchland many times and in general have good relations with the in-laws - so yes, in a sense it is like a second home.
There is no problem to know where this is.
Louis: Truth be spoken, Mary smile
What a wonderful shot, I would love to cross the water to see the Dutch windmills, for various reaons that is a non-starter these days.
Louis: Thank you, Brian. Pity about the non-starting.
lovely image, Louis. i like the lazy puffy clouds floating by.
Louis: They did attract my finger to the shutter button, thanks Ayush.
Louis: Definitely
Louis: Thank you Tom
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 7 Jun 2017, 21:49
Beautiful in a very pristine way.
Louis: The Dutch are always proud of keeping everything well maintained. A pristine nation - maybe smile

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