'Zaandam has enough to paint for a lifetime', Claude Monet once wrote to a collegue. During his short stay in the Zaan region he made 25 paintings.
If you want to follow the footsteps of this great impressionist, you can stroll past the places Monet painted. The trail throughout Zaandam can be recognized by the specific Monet tiles.
There is also a special cycle trail via the Zaanse Schans. Detailed information about these routes can be found in the book '1871 Monet Zaandam'. Available at bookstores and at the Zaanse Schans.
Picture: detail of Monet's painting 'The Blue House'.