Have you ever heard of Zaanse Schans? Me neither, until I started planning my trip to Amsterdam. Usually, people tend to go to¬†Amsterdam for one reason–their awesome canals of course! ūüėČ Amsterdam actually has a lot to offer, not the least of which is an open-air museum just 40 minutes outside the city where guests can enter working windmills and experience life as it was lived by the Dutch people in the 18th and 19th…

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Do you have a short amount of time to Amsterdam?¬†The best place to start is by taking a canal cruise! There are many options, from bigger boats with covered surfaces that serve dinner to smaller, open-air boats. Me personally, I recommend the latter. You run the risk of having your cruise rained out, but there’s nothing that compares to the unobstructed views of the city from this angle. Any time of year is a good…

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