Welcome to the Zaanstreek

The Zaanstreek is a characteristic Dutch region in the heart of North-Holland, on the crossroads of the capital Amsterdam and the typical Dutch countryside of grasslands, water-filled ditches and windmills. Here you can find all the information on what to see and where to stay during your visit.


Zaanse Schans

The biggest tourist attraction in the Zaanstreek is the Zaanse Schans. Each year over 800.000 visitors from all over the world come to visit the mills and authentic workshops that tell the tale of how the region gained its succes. Read more >>


About the Zaanstreek

The Zaanstreek was the first industrialized region in Europe, being the motor behind the succes of the Dutch Golden Age. The region is well known for its food industry, typical Dutch landscape, green wooden houses, and windmills. Read more >>


Where to stay

Since the Zaanstreek has so much to offer you might as well consider an overnight stay. We recommend a bed & breakfast on the countryside or the characteristic new Inntel Hotel in downtown Zaandam. Read more >> 


Getting there

The Zaanstreek is only 15 minutes away from Amsterdam by car or train. That makes the region well connected to various highways and all sorts of public transport. Read more >>

Centrum Zaandam 2012 Mike Bink 14


The citycenter of Zaandam is a real eyecatcher. The traditional green houses are mixed with modern day architecture, with a canal in the middle of the shopping street. Read more >>



During your stay you can enjoy plenty of fine restaurants and bars. Anything goes, from a posh dinner to a simple meal and from trendy food to traditional dishes. Read more >>



Practical information

To guarantee a pleasant visit we provide you with information about local touristic services. Furthermore you can find useful information in case of an emergency. Read more >>