Europe Top Ten Steam Train Journeys
By Joel Draba-Mann
7 July 2016
Steam Railways were once ubiquitous throughout Europe and the arrival of the railway was an integral moment in the Industrial Revolution.Read more
Zaanse Schans is delightful old hamlet on the banks of the River Zaan with characteristic green wooden houses, charming stylised gardens, small hump-backed bridges, tradesmen's workshops, historic windmills and engaging little shops. The enchanting hamlet gives an excellent impression of how a typical Zaanse village must have looked like in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Although it is a conservation area, Zaanse Schans is fully inhabited, with authentic houses, a historic shipyard, a pewter factory, a cheese and dairy farm, an age-old grocery store, clog-making demonstrations, and lots of windmills.
From our base in beautiful Delft, we visit the popular Keukenhof Gardens, the superb Royal Delft Porcelain factory and vibrant Amsterdam. We also make a wonderful journey across the countryside by vintage steam train.… see more
5 days from £865 ppView tour details >