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ZaandamNetherlands

Go for a boat ride on the Zaan, go shopping in Amsterdam, explore the countryside and learn about the past in one of the many museums at this cute destination.

Leave the rat race behind and visit Zaandam where you can not only admire traditional architecture but also enjoy beautiful nature. It's also the perfect base for a day trip to Amsterdam.

The area around Zaandam has been inhabited for centuries and is rich in cultural heritage. Through the centuries, the area developed its own identity with a typical architecture and traditional costumes. You can still see some of it today at Zaanse Schans, for example.

If you'd like to know what the area once looked like Zaanse Schans is a must. Loads of old windmills and houses were moved here from the rest of the region in the 1960s. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and get an idea of what the Netherlands once looked like. Another point of interest is Czaar Peterhuisje (Czar Peter House), one of the oldest wooden houses in the Netherlands. The house is named after the Russian czar Peter the Great who stayed here in 1697.

Combine your visit to Zaandam with a day in Amsterdam! The city is just 10 minutes away by train. Visit Museumplein with all the famous museums, go shopping in Kalverstraat or just watch people from a sidewalk café. Zaandam is close to the coast so you could even spend a relaxing day in Zandvoort or Wijk aan Zee.

Zaandam is easy to explore on foot. Stroll through the streets, along the Zaan or go walking at Zaanse Schans. You can also hire a bicycle and cycle to the Schans. Motorists can park on the street for a fee or in one of the many parking garages.

Zaandam is near Amsterdam and can be reached by train and bus or car, of course. Follow signs to the city, park your car and take a seat at a sidewalk café or hire a bicycle and cycle to Zaanse Schans.

Zaandam's convenient location gives you easy access to beautiful countryside, traditional architecture and big cities such as Amsterdam.

Top hotels in Zaandam

easyHotel Amsterdam Zaandam
easyHotel Amsterdam Zaandam
2 out of 5
The price is SG$62 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in the heart of Zaandam, this hotel is 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from Zaans Museum, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Museum Square and Dam Square. Zaandam Station is ...

4/5Very Good! (503 reviews)
Everything was great

"It was my second staying at EasyHotel Zaandam. A clean room with great location, and friendly staff, totally recommended!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb,2020

easyHotel Amsterdam Zaandam
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam
4 out of 5
The price is SG$106 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in the heart of Zaandam, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of NDSM Werf, Royal Palace and Nemo Science Museum. Anne Frank House and Amsterdam Museum ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,238 reviews)
Lacking Junior suite room

"The hotel facade is very nice and the area too. Very convenient for the parking space as well. I booked the "Junior suite" room but I realized immediately it was not really a "suite". No minibar (the fridge was empty) I ask why but no explanation. I called reception to have a bottle of water in the ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul,2020

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam
Manzo's Suites
Manzo's Suites
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$107 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in the heart of Zaandam, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of NDSM Werf, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) and The 9 Streets. National Maritime Museum ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (58 reviews)

"I liked our room and the check in staff but I did not like that they had a super loud live band the last night of our stay and we all had early flights so we didn't get ANY sleep and nobody told us this was planned or we would have booked at another hotel closer to the airport that night. I also ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul,2019

Manzo's Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Zaandam

Yays Entrepothaven Concierged Boutique Apartments
Yays Entrepothaven Concierged Boutique Apartments
4 out of 5
The price is SG$126 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Amsterdam East, this eco-friendly apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tropenmuseum, Artis, and National Maritime Museum. Nemo Science Museum ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)

"I visited with my family of four. The location is excellent. It's not in the hussle & bussle of downtown Amsterdam. There are plenty of great places to eat or buy groceries in the vicinity & it's a quick walk to catch a tram. It's a serviced apartment so don't expect a hotel treatment (daily cleaning ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug,2020

Yays Entrepothaven Concierged Boutique Apartments
De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
4 out of 5
Plantage Middenlaan 40, Amsterdam
The price is SG$94 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Artis and Hortus Botanicus. Waterlooplein and Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) ...

4/5Very Good! (43 reviews)
Easy to find, well equipped and accessible.

"QR codes as keys take some getting used to so make sure you have you phone charged, carpets need a clean and in our apartment the walls are painted silk so touch ups are very obvious. The beds are comfy, bathroom is lush, very modern and contemporary, iron, tea and coffee, complementary toiletries. ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct,2019

De Jonker Urban Studio's & Suites
Plaza Residence Almere, BW Signature Collection
Plaza Residence Almere, BW Signature Collection
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$105 per night from 23 Dec to 24 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Almere, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland KAF and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sluiskade and Markermeer. Almeerderstrand ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)

"Large room with a great view. Hotel was very clean and an easy walk to Almere Centrum station."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb,2020

Plaza Residence Almere, BW Signature Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Zaandam

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Typical dutch town,well worth a visit.

3/5 - Okay

Julie

17 Feb 2020

Nothing in Xaandaam apart from rotting canals and tourist like shops . The two restaurants we ate in were terrible .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

A refreshing change from Amsterdam

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Feb 2020

everything is amazing architectural buildings colours train ride to amsterdam centraal only around 12 minutes.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Jan 2020

The pedestrianised street on the other side of the station from the hotel is very pretty.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Dec 2019

Beautiful little town very pretty buildings good bars.