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The Zaan region is best experienced from the water. From the Zaan, you experience the stories of the region's rich past through the beautiful warehouses, old factories and mills on the Zaan banks.

It is also the ultimate way to explore nature! The unique flora and fauna in our moorland areas can be easily experienced from the water. Below are our water and boating tips.

Terraces near the water - Here you can enjoy the beatiful weather!


Planning a trip along the Zaan? It's worth downloading the izi.Travel app and turning on De Zaanspotter.

With stories at various monuments along the Zaan, De Zaanspotter takes you on a journey through history while you're cruising.

More about the izi.Travel app

Get out on the water! - rentals, trips and packages

Wormer- en Jisperveld

"In the Wormer- and Jisperveld you will find shallow ditches, vast meadows and hundreds of islands. A paradise for birdwatchers but also a very nice place for refreshing summer activities on the water."

Ellen Groenveld takes us to a particularly beautiful, fun or tasty spot in the Zaan region every month on her page 'On the road with Ellen'.

Wormer Jisperveld veenweide kano varen water natuur groen