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Zaanse Schans, living history museum in Zaanstad, Netherlands | by Bogdan Migulski
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Zaanse Schans, living history museum in Zaanstad, Netherlands

With its traditional green painted houses, warehouses and windmills the Zaanse Schans gives the feeling of having stepped back into the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries. However this is not an open air museum but a colourful living and working neighbourhood. Most of the buildings were re-located from other areas in the Zaanstreek in the 1960’s and 70’s as owing to urban development they were under threat of obliteration.

The Zaanse Schans offers a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape as it was before and after the industrial revolution. This panorama makes the Zaanse Schans a vital link in the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Source: zaanseschans.nl

 

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Taken on May 12, 2008