A rare view of the World Heritage Site, Zaanse Schans, covered in snow!

Today it started to snow here in the Netherlands, so we decided to head over to Zaanse Schans to take some photos. It is not often we get to see snow here in this country so this was a rare opportunity to see this World Heritage site covered in snow!

Winter landscape with windmills and snow at Zaanse Schans
Four windmills in the snow storm at Zaanse Schans.

It was very slippery to drive with summer tires, so we were extremely careful and everything went fine. Our camera is not waterproof, so a simple trick is to cover your camera and lens with a plastic bag where you made a hole for the lens in the bottom, and attached it with a rubber/hear band to the front of the lens, this will protect the camera against snow and rain for a short period of time, so you do not necessarily need to buy one of those very expensive weather protections for you camera, so if you do not have one and want to photograph outside during “bad weather”, you can just do like we did.

The pictures turned out to be pretty moody as the snow kept falling and falling.

Winter landscape with windmills and snow at Zaanse Schans
Another view of the windmills in the snow at Zaanse Schans.
Old Dutch house, souvenir shop, World Heritage site, Zaanse Schans
Old Dutch house in World Heritage site at Zaanse Schans.
Winter landscape with windmills and snow at Zaanse Schans
Winter has come to Zaanse Schans.

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11 thoughts on “A rare view of the World Heritage Site, Zaanse Schans, covered in snow!

  1. Looks wonderful with the snow. I didn’t realise that the Netherlands doesn’t get a lot of snow, count your blessings. I live in North Cyprus and the only snow we see is on the mountains and it’s light and usually melts in a day or two.

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  2. Since I swing a hammer pounding nails for a living I have an appreciation for
    construction techniques and kind of enamored of the smaller green building
    in the right corner of the photo.

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  3. Gorgeous post!
    The B&W windmill photo reminded me of the ones I saw in Saaremma Island, Estonia https://imageearthtravel.com/2015/11/22/estonias-saaremaa-island-and-south-to-tartu/

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    1. Thank you! The photo is actually in colors, only thing that tells is the dutch flag 😉

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    2. I did see that, just reminds me of the Angla Mills. 😉

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    1. Thanks! It was great to get some proper snow here in the Netherlands! ☃️🌨️❄️

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  4. It looks amazing! I visited Zaanse Schans last year and I could not have imagined it all snowy like this. It’s beautiful, wonderful photos!

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    1. Thanks a lot Maria, I am happy you liked it😀

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