Visitor numbers to the Zaanse Schans in the Netherlands 2011-2018

Zaanse Schans is a neighborhood of Zaandam in the Netherlands. It is well-known for its historic windmills, houses, as well as its museum. As of 2018, the site attracted approximately 2.29 million visitors, which is an increase compared to the previous year, and which was the highest visitor volume during the period between 2011 and 2018. Another well-visited attraction by tourists in the Netherlands is the Keukenhof , the world’s largest flower garden. Approximately 1.4 million people visited the garden in 2018, equally as much as in the previous year.

Museums attracted the most visitors

The museum was the most visited attraction type in the Netherlands in 2017. This attraction received roughly 14 million visitors in total. Zoos and natural parks attracted 10.7 million people, whereas theme parks had 10.6 million visitors. Attractions with the most international visitors were the Zaanse Schans and Van Gogh Museum. Zaanse Schans had roughly two million international visitors in 2017, whereas the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam attracted 1.86 million internationals.

Efteling is a popular attraction

Observing the attractions with the most visitors, the Efteling was the number one ranked attraction with a total visitor volume of 5.2 million euros in 2017. Lovers Canal Cruises, a company offering canal cruises in Amsterdam, attracted nearly 2.3 million visitors.

Number of visitors to the Zaanse Schans in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2018 (in 1,000s)*

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2011 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The figures have been taken from several publications.

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