Curious to learn about the stories behind the famous Golden Age? Wondering about the stay of Tsar Peter the Great or that of the famous painter Claude Monet in Zaandam? Then please come and wander through the Zaanstreek and marvel at all the Zaantreek has to offer.

Wander & Marvel

Explore more

Want to explore more than the Zaanse Schans? Buy an Amsterdam & Region Travel ticket online or at the VVV Zaanstore next to the Zaandam train station. With two and three day Amsterdam & Region Travel Tickets, it’s easier than ever to see what lies beyond our windmills.

Visit the industrial heritage in Wormerveer, our amazing stacked houses hotel in Zaandam Citycentre or take the train or bus to Amsterdam.

More about the Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

The must sees locals recommend

Inntel stadshart hotel overnachten

Inntel stadshart hotel overnachten

© dirk brand fotografie

Inntel hotel

Images of this stack of Zaan cottages are shared across the world by tourists and architecture enthusiasts.

Czar Peter Tsaar houten huisje Zaans Museum stadshart Zaandam centrum cultuur historie Russisch

Czar Peter Tsaar houten huisje Zaans Museum stadshart Zaandam centrum cultuur historie Russisch

© fotografie Floortje van der Vlist

Czar Peter House

The wooden cottage Czar Peter the Great once used to stay to learn more about shipbuilding. 

Monet Schilderij Zaan Boten water Stadshart Centrum Zaandam MonetAtelier

Monet Schilderij Zaan Boten water Stadshart Centrum Zaandam MonetAtelier

MonetAtelier

Visit our atelier and see Zaandam through the eyes of the world famous French painter Claude Monet.

Molen Specerijen binnen De Huisman Zaanse Schans beeldbank Zaanse Schans

Molen Specerijen binnen De Huisman Zaanse Schans beeldbank Zaanse Schans

© foto Mike Bink

Our windmills

The creaking, toiling wood and all moving parts in the belly of a windmill make up an imposing spectacle.

Zaanferry

Take this ferry to discover the industrial heritage along the banks of river Zaan.

Zaanse Schans - more than windmills