My daughters still have summer holidays and although we have returned from our holiday destination a couple of days ago, we will not sit at home for the rest of the holidays of course. Aside from the usual stuff like going to the movies, to the playground and to the zoo, we are going to a museum now and then.
Today we went to the Zaanse Schans. It's not really a museum, it's an outdoor area where you can find a couple of windmills and a lot of typical Dutch things (mostly old school Dutch things; nobody's walking around in folkloric costumes nowadays, other than for entertaining tourists). There's cheese, cloggs, tulips, cows and of course windmills. Some of the houses in the area are inhabited. Must be something you have to be into, I guess, having tourists walking around and over your property the whole day through.
Of course I took some pictures:
Entrance to a candy store and bakery
The green paint on the outside of the houses is typical for this little part of The Netherlands.
Beautiful mantelpiece with a lot of Delft's Blue tiles and an old fashioned heater. The little house is now used as a soap store.
Nice garden with beautiful facades in the background, painted in the same greens we've seen before
Young swan eating duckweed. It had the same size as his parents, so how long does it take before they loose the grayish down?
A lot of windmills. Those were used for sawing wood, making mustard, making dye and making oil.
If some thing is typical Dutch, it's wooden shoes, I guess. In this store they actually show you how they are made. As an obliged clogg wearing OR nurse I'm thinking about buying the read ones, just to distinguish (there are not a lot of things to distinguish with in terms of appaerance in my profession). So what do you think?
Musical accompaniment was taken care of by this little street organ.