Travel Dutch "Suzdal"
• Travel Dutch "Suzdal"
The village of Zaanse Schans is situated close to the center of Zaandam 20 km from Amsterdam. This famous open-air museum is one of the most famous sights of Holland.
After about 10 minutes from the train \ station, you see the first mill, and once you understand that are moving in the right direction. It is called "De Bleeke Dood" (The Pale Death). Good name :) It was built in 1656 and used until 1931:
And in the treasury of emotions: hanging in the air the smell of chocolate! As bud someone near him constantly heats and pours into cups. This is due to the fact that before the bridge leading to the village, is the Chocolate Factory. Therefore, it seems that everything around them smelled, including air. Mills, sun, clouds, and the smell of chocolate. Solo combination.
Of the nearly thousand windmills in 1920 in the region Zaan only twenty remained. In order to preserve them for posterity, in 1925, it was established by the Society Zaanskoy Mills. This society has created, and Mill Museum.
Access to the free, but a visit to most museums and mills paid. Also, here you can rent bicycles:
In 60-x years of the 20th century in the vicinity of the town had been brought Zaandam preserved in the country since the XVII-XVIII century mill and houses, which are samples of wooden architecture. Opened shops, museums, souvenir shops. But at the same time, Zaanse Schans is a real village where people live:
I do not know what it is - to live each day before seeing the thousands of tourists ...
All small and very cozy:
You feel that stepped into a time machine, which you suffered four centuries ago, giving the opportunity to walk through Holland last:
So the most important exhibits - mill. In the XVII century mill is a production engine. They not only milled, sawed, squeezed, but also of irrigated and drained lands. "De Huisman" - a mill for the production of mustard:
A view of the city of Zaandam, which is located on the opposite bank of the river Zaan:
"De Gekroonde Poelenburg" - a mill-sawmill:
"De Kat" (The cat) - kraskomolnaya mill. At the moment this is the only mill in the world that manufactures paint. It was built in 1646. It was originally a creamery:
In the foreground, "De Zoeker" - vegetable oil mill. In the background - "Het Jonge Schaap" (young lamb) -lesopilka:
taxied, perhaps, in the oil mills the mill - the entrance to her charge, so the people inside a little
The main part - a huge millstone, weighing about 5 tons, rotating in a circle and Plyushchai oleaginous seeds or nuts. T. To. Flooring underneath wears very quickly, use steel plate of the iron. When the seeds or nuts completely frayed, they are heated and shift into bags. The bags are fixed and it starts hitting the pile driver (right), squeezing oil. Due to the loud beats of the mill workers have problems with hearing.
rises above. Huge wooden gears whirling, passing the point of the wings to the actuators. They are the prototype of a mechanical transmission: by connecting the various wheels can be controlled by the feed point, or switch it to the actuators:
All mills here Overhead: only their upper wings turned into the wind due to driving under the tail boom:
only coming close to the rotating wings, felt their power. Just do not stop. At the site of Don Quixote, I would think a hundred times before you climb to fight against windmills
Top view of the "Het Jonge Schaap"
Since the it was still early, tourists were few and we were walking quietly along the paths:
wrapped at the mill:
Logs her raft on the river:
In the background is oil-pressing mill "De Os" with remote top and wings. It was built in 1663. In 1916, the wings were removed, that is to set in motion its internal mechanisms become a diesel engine.:
Workers dragged logs:
Visible small decorative windmill. One of these is used for pumping water into the channel.
The house on the opposite side of the river:
at Bridge View. Right - the enterprise for the production of salted nuts. To the right is visible pipe chocolate factory, which produces a staggering scents:
Pay attention to the name of a recreational boat:
It's time to go back.
When no longer had the strength to pull a saliva abundantly secreted by the body, inhaling the stupefying smell of chocolate went into a cafe to drink cocoa or melted chocolate. Unfortunately, he was a machine gun and a nasty taste :( When the chocolate factory is a museum, but it is open very short time and could not get into it.
Also, there is a cheese factory, a workshop for the production of clogs.
The village is required to attend. If you find yourself in Amsterdam, take some time and visit the Zaanse Schans, until it is 20 minutes by train.