Luxurious Loft Apartment in the heart of the Zaanse Schans
The zaanse Schans is situated just north of Amsterdam. There is plenty to see and do at this historic and typically dutch location: several museums to visit, old tradition crafts to see such as cheese and clog making and a pewter workshop, working windmills producing paint, oil, wood and mustard, attractive little shopping streets lined with authentic green painted wooden houses. Holland at its best!
The Tsar Peter House
The Tsar Peter House in Zaandam is one of the oldest wooden houses located in Zaandam in the Netherlands. It was built as a labourer's cottage in 1632 using old shop wood. The russian Tsar Peter the Great lodged in this little wooden house in 1697 when he came to learn the shipwright's trade.
Without the united efforts of Russia and the Netherlands, the cottage would no longer exist.
The building is a must see! Russian Tsars, Dutch monarchs, Napoleon and the Russian prime minister Poetin have paid a visit to the Tsar Peter House.