B&B Heerlijck Slaapen at the Zaanse Schans
Wandering & Meandering
Walking and strolling in the Zaan Region! Several well-trodden routes pass by the ‘Zaanse Schans’. Take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the views! We have selected one local trail for you. On the website www.zaanstreek.nl there are even more walking routes through the region.
Bootstrail : 1.5 mile
This trail starts at the watchtower to the left of the ‘Zaans’ Museum at the main parking lot. You will follow a superb route on a nature trail through the ‘Kalverpolder’. Graceful footbridges will help you over the canals. Take a seat on one of the benches and admire the stunning views. The return route takes you past the windmills. During the breeding season (mid-March to mid-June), this path is closed.
Biking & Cycling
Cycling at the ‘Zaanse
Schans’ is great! The surrounding area is also worth a visit. By cycling, you
can see more in less time than walking. You can hire bikes at ‘Zaanse
Schans Bike Rent’. You will soon be cycling past the monumental merchant houses
in Zaandijk across the river, the picturesque neighborhood of Haaldersbroek
and the new Zaandam City Centre! Due to safety reasons it is not allowed to
cycle on the small paths between the houses of the ‘Zaanse Schans’, but there
is an ongoing bicycle path on the Kalverringdijk.
Explore the Zaanse Schans with Enjoy Bike Taxi. For more information, please see the Facebook page of Enjoy Bike Taxi
Boats & Ferries
Travelling by boat on the
Zaan River offers fantastic views of our recent industrial heritage,
including ancient houses and our stunning windmills. Or perhaps you’d
prefer a boat tour through the polder? There are boat tours and ferry
services from late March until September.
Early Friday morning at 07:30 am a tour boat departs and brings you to the city of Alkmaar. You can explore the city and visit the cheese market. Around 15:00 pm the tour boat will return. Please note you'll have to make reservations at Rederij de Schans!
Daytrips & Sightseeing
If you have your own transportation you can visit the small fishing villages Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Edam and Volendam.
But it is only a stones throw (0,5 mile) to the train station. After you’ve crossed the bridge over the river take a left turn. Take the next main street on your right hand and at the end you‘ll find the railway station. It is only a 15 minute train ride to Amsterdam. Zaandam City Centre is even closer!