De Zaanse Schans
The ‘Zaanse Schans’ is a characteristic living and working area on the River Zaan, with wooden houses and windmills dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
Well known places of interest in Amsterdam are the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum. Also the Palace on the Dam, the Artis Zoo, Jewish Historical Museum and the Rembrandt House are worth a visit. Take a canal tour of Amsterdam and discover the historical canal district.
Volendam, the old fishing village at the IJssellake, where fresh fish is still brought in on a daily basis. Volendam and its traditional costume, the small houses with gabled roofs and its typical Dike.
In 1901 the Waagplein was enlarged for the last time. Before then the square was almost fully built up. Annually about 100.000 people visit the cheesemarket of Alkmaar. From all over the world people come to the cheesemarket.