1509 AW Zaandam
A world-famous piece of Holland
The Zaans Museum introduces you to a world-famous piece of Holland: the Holland of windmills, green wooden houses, and endless panoramas. This journey will take you from the very first windmills to the newest factories.
The artist Claude Monet visited the Zaan region in 1871. What he saw inspired him so much that he produced 25 paintings here. You will see one of his paintings and an interactive presentation with all his Zaan-related works at the Zaans Museum.
Chocolate and biscuit factory
At the heart of the museum, you will find the Verkade Experience, a treat for young and old. Here, you will be transported back to the chocolate and biscuit factory of the early twentieth century, where the original machines are still churning away.
The Zaans Museum is on the Zaanse Schans, surrounded by the famous Holland landscape. On the Zaans Schans, the Zaans Museum demonstrates traditional Dutch crafts against a backdrop of living history in the Weaver House, the Cooperage, and the Jisper House. The information point for the Zaanse Schans is located in the lobby of the museum.