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

  1. Great shots. I was in Den Helder last year on holiday. Love the Netherlands: nice flat countryside great for biking. Will put this on my list of places to visit.

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    1. Thank you Philip! Your absolutely right, and thanks for your comment.

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  2. I love windmills. There are some on Cape Cod here in Massachusetts, but not like these!

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  3. beautiful pictures! Love Holland, it’s my homecountry ❤

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    1. Thanks for your positive comment Dounia☺

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  4. World Wide Passports 26 March, 2018 — 16:36

    Great Photos bro

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    1. nise

      sorry about the spelling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. These are amazing photos. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. Thanks for your positive comment!

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  6. Some great photos here! I didn’t know that was a World Heritage Site! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment Rachael, glad you liked the photos!

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  7. Beautiful skills ❤️

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  8. That last photo is particularly amazing! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, I am glad you liked it!

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  9. Really beautiful photos! Thanks for the plastic bag tip as well 😉

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    1. My pleasure, glad you liked it!

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  10. great work you have there.

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  11. Wonderful photos! ❤️

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  12. I m glad to your comment thak you.

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  13. Your pictures look absolutely fabulous. Loved all of them.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your positive comment, I am glad you liked them☺👍

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  14. We visited Zaanse Schans this past June. It was beautiful then and the snow adds such a look of reality to the place. Just got finished shovelling up 25 cm here. Snow is always prettier when you do not have to shovel it. Great photos.

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you liked it! and I totally understand and agree as I am from Norway😀

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  15. These photos are stunning!

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  16. I love the composition of your photos! Particularly the first one. Just looking at it, everything is black and white and gloomy. Then you get the green windmill and it breathes life into the whole scene! Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your positive feedback Charinda, I am glad you liked my photos! Actually i was there again yesterday and people was ice skating on the small canals, because it has been minus degrees the last days, it was nice to experience and I may share a photo on my next article.

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    2. You’re welcome mate 🙂
      Great! Looking forward to it!

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  17. “Feel Good” Photography is such an awesome name! Zaanse Schans covered in snow is breathtakingly beautiful!
    -Susmita from Local Feedback

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    1. Thanks for your positive feedback Susmita! Photography is our passion and we try to make photos that make you feel good when looking at them, so I am glad that my article gave you a good feeling!

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    2. Yes you cover very unique subjects with feel good factor!

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  18. Fantastic images…

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    1. Thanks for your positive feedback!

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  19. Beautiful photo, great shot!

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  20. Ah the sight of these windmills makes me so excited for our trip to the Netherlands in May! Luckily no snow in May though 😉

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    1. How cool! May is a good time to visit, hope you will enjoy and have a good time here.

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    2. Aah I know I will 🙂 I’m actually Dutch so we are visiting family every year since I’ve moved 🙂 thank you though!

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  21. Beautiful.. Makes me want to visit Zander Schans 😍

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    1. Thanks, I can absolutely recomend it👍

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    2. Will do sometime for sure! Thanks 😊

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  22. Hey feel good photography!! I think it’s kind of sweet how you get to enjoy snow and how you shared your camera-saving tricks!!

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    1. Hi there and thank you for your positive comment! We like to share our work together with some tips and tricks about photography because it is so much to think about when taking photos, so it’s good to be prepared.

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    2. No problem!! I appreciate the ingenuity behind it!

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  23. When I’m thinking about Netherlands I see this views – Amsterdam ‘s canals , Rembrandt and van Gogh draws and landscape with windmills- absolutely perfect

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    1. Thank you Viola! Appreciate your comment, it is a great city for art and photography together with all the rest Amsterdam has to offer✌

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  24. I loved the photography! I’m a communications student and I just started up a new blog that includes my various photography, writing, and design projects.

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    1. Thank you Sarah, keep up the good work!

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  25. Very awesome pix! I haven’t encountered snow in the past fifteen years.

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    1. Thank you Azzurra, you should try to find some one day if possible☺

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  26. These are gorgeous! ❤

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  27. I like the suicidal birds in the top photo.

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    1. Lol, it just made it👍

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  28. Hey you have an amazing blog.🙂

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    1. Thanks for your feedback!

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  29. This is stunning😍

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you like my article✌

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  30. Glorious pictures. I remember being in Holland in the summer some 25 years ago and my friend living there at the time lent me his bike. I was in Frisia on the North Sea and had my head down trying to decipher the scribble of directions while riding. When I turned a corner and looked up there was an enormous green windmill before me with a man in his 80’s hoeing the soil in his wooden shoes. I literally fell off the bike and landed in a ditch, the sight was so awe rendering. Your photos made my day.

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    1. Lol.. that must have been a suprise you did not expect, I hope you did not hurt your self! Thanks for your positive and funny comment!

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  31. I am truly in love with this blog❤

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you like like it😍

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  32. Love the windmills 😊 nice picky’s

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  33. How beautiful! The flag adds such a pop of color.

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    1. It certainly does, thanks for your comment JD.

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  34. lynnkelleyauthor 1 March, 2018 — 00:06

    Gorgeous photos. Thanks for the tip about covering the camera with a plastic bag! Who woulda thunk? 🙂

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    1. Thank you, and I am happy to hear that you find my tip useful👍

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  35. Nice

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  36. The Not Fake DC 28 February, 2018 — 21:57

    Very iconic looking pictures. Woulda figured you’d get more regular snow in the Netherlands. What do I know?

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    1. Thanks! It dont snow that often, maybe a couple of times per winter, however tonight it is actually minus 8 degrees celsius so we may get a bit snow the next few days.

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    2. The Not Fake DC 28 February, 2018 — 23:05

      I’m hoping we’re finally done with snow for the year here on the east coast of the US. Probably not done though unfortunately.

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  37. Stunning photos, well done!

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  38. It looks amazing.Wow,I like this.

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    1. Thanks for your positive comment Marina, I am glad you liked it!

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  39. Amazing photos! Just lovely to see
    – Marta

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    1. Thank you Marta, I am glad you liked it!

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  40. That’s one good view!

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    1. Thank you! It became a good photo despite the bad weather..

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    2. I like what you can do with cameras nowadays

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  41. So beautiful. Your story makes me feel as if I have come along with you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback Bella, I’m glad you liked it!

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  42. Really lovely pictures..

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  43. Congratulations on making it to be featured on Discover. The pictures are beautiful as always.

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    1. Thanks guys! I am very exited about it😀

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  44. Sumptuous & impeccable..💛

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  45. What an interesting place. Beautiful.

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    1. Yes, I was lucky to get this photos, the next day the snow was gone!

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    2. I read in a comment about you not getting much snow there. I never would have thought that.

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    3. It is true, however I am from Norway so I am used to get much more snow, so when it snowing here in holland I get really excited about it😉

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    4. My husband is part Norwegian. Love to visit there.

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  46. What camera did you use for these photos?

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I used a nikon D5600 this time.

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    2. Amazing pictures Kenneth! I just started photography but I use fujifilm x-t20.

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    3. That is a good camera to learn all the basics with! Looking forward to see more from you.

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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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    1. 感觉还算可以吧

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