A place where time seems to have stopped – “a living museum under the open sky” with its green wooden houses and the inevitable windmills on the River Zaan. Feel the original atmosphere of a typical Dutch village from the XVII and XVIII century. With a choice of several museums – visit clog & porcelain craft workshops and cheese factories.
”The pearl of the North Sea”, romantic former fishing village and the biggest parking place of typical Dutch fishing boats. Here in he moment you can become part of Dutch folklore. Take visit the clogs workshops, wearing traditional national costumes and like nowhere else in The Netherlands well preserved national costumes. Historical buildings from XVII century, folk music, typical architecture, local fish specialties.
Even that it is one of the oldest Dutch cities, especially characteristic in modern architecture and attributed as the biggest European port. Although horrific destructed within WW2 still kept spirit of freedom and for sure place with the highest concentration of the different world national identities in The Netherlands today.