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The Easiest Way to Get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans is located north of Amsterdam and getting there without a car involves a short train ride and a 20-minute walk. Though not a difficult journey, it’s smart to do a little extra planning.  To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide for getting from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaanse Schans.

Amsterdam Central Station

Step 1:  Make your way to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Purchasing NS Ticket Amsterdam Central Station

Step 2: Purchase ticket(s) to Zaanse Schans (Destination:  Koog-Zaandijk) from the automatic ticket machines. Cost is a little over 7.00€ per person, round trip.

Departure Information Monitors Central Station Amsterdam

Step 3: Check the information monitors/boards to find your departure platform number.  (Note:  locate the departure information for Uitgeest)

Swiping Train Ticket at Central Station Amsterdam

Swiping NS Ticket Central Station Amsterdam

Step 4: To activate your ticket, swipe it at the turnstile; pass through the turnstile

To the appropriate platform Amsterdam Central Station

Step 5:  Make your way to the appropriate platform.

Information Monitor on Platform Central Station Amsterdam

Step 6:  At the platform check the information monitors to verify that the train stopping here is going to Uitgeest via Koog-Zaandijk.

 Train to Zaanse Schans Holland

Step 7:  Once the passengers on the train have disembarked, board the train and find a seat.

Step 8:  Sit back and enjoy the ride.  The trip takes a little over 15 minutes.

Step 9:  Exit the train at Koog-Zaandijk; from here it’s about a 20-minute walk.

Yellow Brick Sidewalk to Zaanse Schans Holland

Step 10: Exit the station and follow the yellow-brick sidewalk.

Historie Cacao de Zaan Zaanse Schans Holland

 Sign to Zaanse Schans Holland

Step 11: At the ‘Historie Cacao de Zaan’, turn left (Note: you’ll also see signs that show the way to Zaanse Schans)

Sign to Zaanse Schans Holland

Step 12:  Walk past the windmill and turn right.

Bridge to Zaanse Schans Holland

Step 13:  Cross the bridge over the River Zaan. The pedestrian path is on the left side of the bridge.

Welcome to Zaanse Schans Sign Holland

Step 14:  Once you’ve crossed the bridge you’ll see the Welcome to Zaanse Schans sign.

Village Map Zaanse Schans Holland

(Note:  a little ways past this, you’ll see a large sign with a map of the village).

Enjoy your visit to Zaanse Schans!

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One Comment

  1. Marie

    This is amazing, thanks so much for this guide! I’m going tomorrow and this is so helpful.

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