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Zaanse Schans is a historic village located in the Netherlands, near the city of Zaandam. It is a popular tourist destination known for its well-preserved collection of historic windmills, traditional Dutch houses, and historic industries. These historic structures have been relocated and restored to their original condition, giving visitors a glimpse into what life was like in the Netherlands during the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors can also witness traditional Dutch crafts such as clog-making and cheese-making, as well as explore museums and exhibitions about the area's history. Zaanse Schans is a great place to explore for those interested in history, architecture, or the traditional Dutch way of life.