This charming Dutch town is located north of Amsterdam. You can visit and climb into a variety of historic windmills, all placed elegantly along the river's edge. Bring a picnic or try one of the cafes for lunch. Don't mind the other tourists: this place is prettier than any postcard and well worth the visit. Bike there in 1.5 hours or take any number of buses from Central Station.
Schansend 1, 1509 AW Zaandam, Netherlands