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

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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Windmill de Koker in Wormer
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The Other Zaandam Windmills – well worth your visit!

Table of Contents   When people think of the Netherlands, they think of tulips, cheese, and the Iconic windmills, with …

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Fort K'ijk part of the Dutch Waterlines
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Fort K’ijk: A Historical Fort Turned Modern Community

Tucked away in the countryside near Uitgeest, just off of the Krommeniedijk lies Fort K’ijk, a unique historic site that …

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De Hercules American Windmill
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American Windmill De Herkules

De Herkules Windmill is a historic site in Zaanstad that tells the story of water management and preservation. It is …

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Hondesbossche Lock from main bridge
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A Historic Dutch Lock Worth Exploring – Hondsbossche Lock

The Hondsbossche Lock is a fascinating piece of Dutch engineering history located in Downtown Zaandam, Netherlands. It’s just a short …

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The Dutch Waterline Map
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Forts and Floods: Exploring the Dutch Waterline

The Dutch Waterline (Dutch: Hollandse Waterlinies) is a series of water-based defenses designed to protect Amsterdam and Utrecht from potential …

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Things to do while you're in Zaandam

Zaanse Schans House

Historical

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

KalverPolder, zaandam near zaanse schans

Biking

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,

Water

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

Culture

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

Delicacies

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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