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Get the most out of your visit to Zaandam.  Take the time to explore this historically rich industrial area.

Tall ship traveling along the zaanse schans
Things to See and Do

Top Zaanse Schans Boat Tours For An Unforgettable Experience

Zaanse Schans is known for being a highly-sought destination near Zaandam—what with its historic windmills, wooden houses, and the charming …

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De Kraai pancake restaurant is in a green wooden building next to water
Places to Eat and Sleep

Pancake Restaurant De Kraai at the Zaanse Schans

Visiting the beautiful Zaanse Schans can be a delightful experiencey, especially when you explore both the Zaans Museum and the …

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Ticket kiosk by the parking entrance of the Zaanse Schans
Zaanse Schans

Unlock Access to the Zaanse Schans with the All-Access Card

The Zaanse Schans Card, a comprehensive admission pass, is your key to the top attractions at the Zaanse Schans site …

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Hemels Restaurant in wormerveer on the zaanbocht
Places to Eat and Sleep

Indulge in Delicious Treats at Hemels Wormerveer restaurant!

Hemels is a quaint ice cream shop and restaurant in Wormerveer by the Zaan river. It’s common to see a …

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Zaans Museum and Parking lot
Things to See and Do

Zaans Museum: Where history comes to life

No trip to Zaandam is complete without a visit to the Zaans Museum. Located at the Zaanse Schans, this museum …

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Inntel hotel Zaandam
Things to See and Do

Zaandam City Centre: The Historic Dutch Town That Inspired Monet

Zaandam is a charming city in the province of North Holland, located just north of Amsterdam. Originally an industrial town …

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Windmills at Zaanse Schans
Things to See and Do

Tour the Zaanse Schans Windmills in The Netherlands

Zaanse Schans is an open-air conservation area and museum located on the bank of the river Zaan in Zaandam, near …

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Sign at Hemk4de and podium de flux in Zaandam. The place for music events
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Podium De Flux – Zaandam Music Venue

Podium de Flux is an exciting music venue located in Zaandam. It is perfect for experiencing live music performances across …

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Entrance at Lab 44 in Zaandam
Places to Eat and Sleep

Lab 44 – Hidden Gem by Hemburg Terrein

  Lab 44 is a restaurant located in the Hemburg Terrain. It is housed in what was once the laboratory …

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Things to do while you're in Zaandam

Zaanse Schans House


Where historic windmills and centuries-old buildings stand as proud testaments to the region's rich industrial heritage.

KalverPolder, zaandam near zaanse schans


Bike like a local through quaint streets and lush green paths, a perfect way to uncover the hidden treasures and scenic beauty of the area.

Zaanse Schans windmills on the Zaan River,


Explore the Zaan River, its locks, and many picturesque bridges that connect vibrant neighborhoods and reveal breathtaking views at every turn

Zaan Theater For shows, comedy and music. Located in the City Center


Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene by catching a theater show, exploring an art film, enjoying live music performances, and experiencing a variety of other cultural events that capture the creative spirit of the area.

Tournedos from Cafe de Slager in Zaandijk


Indulge in the local culinary scene at charming restaurants, where each dish serves up a slice of regional tradition, from expertly crafted cheeses to decadent Dutch pastries.

Zaandam: Where Dutch Tradition Meets Modern Charm

Discover the charm of Zaandam, a vibrant gem just a stone’s throw from Amsterdam. Explore our unique architectural heritage, epitomized by the iconic, colorful houses of the Zaanse Schans. Delight in our rich history and modern culture, from historic windmills to trendy waterfront cafes. Zaandam offers a picturesque escape with the perfect blend of tradition and contemporary Dutch lifestyle. Come see why Zaandam is not just a destination, but an experience!

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