Get to know me

Hey there! I’m Sarah, a Canadian who’s proudly called Zaandam and the surrounding area home since 2010.  I want to share with you the local hidden gems and tasty treats to make the most of your time in the Area.


I realized there was a real need for a platform where non-native Dutch speakers could learn more about this historically rich area. Whether planning a visit or considering a move, I want to help you make the most of your time in Zaandam.

Sure, most people have heard about Zaanse Schans and its iconic windmills (and trust me, they’re absolutely worth a visit!). But there’s so much more to discover! 

From exploring the hidden waterways to immersing yourself in the vibrant local culture, Zaandam has it all, from Windmills to Waterways!

Let's Collaborate!

I’m all ears for positive feedback and corrections on incorrect information. If you happen to notice something that needs updating or have additional information to contribute, I encourage you to reach out. 

This website is about celebrating Zaandam and the surrounding area. I welcome guest posts and other collaborations. Reach out, with your idea you wish to guest post regarding and let’s chat about the ways we can collaborate and feature your unique insights.

Are you are an owner for a local things to see and do or places to eat and sleep and you want to be included on with an honest review, reach out at

The information on this website is based on my research, experience, and opinions.

I like to think I’ve done my homework, but hey, I’m only human. Mistakes can happen, and there might be some inaccuracies along the way.

Reach out and inform me of any inaccuracies.