The Wooden Houses Of Zaanse Schans In The Netherlands Pictured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The distinctive buildings of Zaanse Schans are depicted on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts. The buildings were mostly relocated from other towns where they were under threat of demolition and they offer a remarkable insight into Netherlands history of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The living history town was created in the 1960s and 1970s and provides visitors with an opportunity not just to view the architecture but to experience traditional handicrafts as well. The traditional shops in the town sell items including cheese, wooden shoes, and wooden toys and restaurants and cafes provide opportunities for refreshment. In addition to these attractions boat trips are available on the river for a different perspective of the town.
The Attractions Of The Netherlands
The historic living pictures of Zaanse Schans are just some of many attractions in the Netherlands. Kinderdijk (Children's dike) provides the best opportunity for viewing examples of traditional windmills in the Netherlands. There are over one thousand windmills still in existence in the country and nineteen of them are centred in this area. Elsewhere in the country the Hoge Veluwe National Park is one of the biggest nature reserves in the Netherlands. Wildlife can be seen amongst the sand dunes and woodlands, and the Kroller-Muller Museum is situated there. This museum is home to many of Vincent van Gogh's paintings. A large amount of the park is not accessible by car and bicycles can be hired to travel through it. For viewing attractive canals the town of Leiden is a good option. The town is also the birthplace of Rembrandt. Of course the city of Amsterdam is also famous for its canals. There are sixty miles of canal in the city, including the three main canals Keizersgracht, Prinsengracht, and Herengracht, and one thousand five hundred bridges. The tourist attractions of the Netherlands are represented on our acrylic fridge magnet by a picture of the wooden houses of Zaanse Schans.