Netherlands, Zaandam. Man in a rowing boat on the Zaan river during a foggy morning passing a row of windmills at the 'Zaansche Schans' names of the mills from right to left: 'De Huisman', 'De Poelenburg', 'De Kat' and 'De Zoeker'. The Zaanse Schans which is one of the top tourist attractions of the Netherlands. It is an enchanting old hamlet with a cluster of windmills and houses, that gives an excellent impression of how this area looked like in the 17th and 18th century. It belongs to the village Zaandam and is part of the Zaanstreek or Zaan area.