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Emergency services In Zaan- Region

Emergency services In Zaan- Region The several emergency services (police, fire brigade, hospital and ambulance) have placed their phone numbers and information here: Ambulance: 112 Fire brigade: 112 Police: 112 (or 0900-8844 if there is no hurry) Family doctor: 075-6533000 Dentist: 075-6701701 Hospital: Zaans Medical Center "De Heel" Koningin Julianaplein 58 1502 DV Zaandam Telephone number: +31-(0)75- 650...

Harbors/Marinas/Ports In Zaan- Region

Jachthaven_Dukra - In Zaan- Region marinas If you want to visit the region by boat, you also have a large choice of marinas. Do contact them before you go there, to make sure they have room for the size of your boat. You can also find places to fill up here: Yacht Harbours With extensive recreational possibilities for cruises to Zaan, Alkmaardermeer, IJselmeer, the top of Noord-Holland, the North Sea, Amsterdam, the...

Public transport and overnight stay In Zaan- Region

Bus Station, Zaandam You can reach the Zaan-region (by car, bus, train and boat) and where you can stay overnight (hotels, camping’s). And of course also you can be reached by boat very well and where you can moor and fill up. Public transport and taxi's You can reach the Zaan-region very well by train and bus. At the railway stations are several bus lines to bring you to your destination. And of...

The Jagersveld recreational area

The Jagersveld recreational area The Jagersveld recreational area lies between the districts of Kogerveld and the Kalf. In its center is the lake, with a depth of 30 meters. The Jagers Lake resulted from sand mining in the area for the construction of the Coen tunnel road. Various beaches encircle the lake for swimming and several are reserved for surfing. Lovely walking and bicycling tracks criss-cross the...

Het Twiske Recreation Area, Zaan- Region

Het Twiske Recreation Area, Zaan- Region Het Twiske Recreation area is situated north of Amsterdam, between Zaanstad and Purmerend. In the wide area Het Twiske is being mentioned on ANWB traffic signs. The area owes it’s name to a little river named the Twiske, which formed an open connection between Wormer and the IJ-river. This recreation area of 650 ha is being managed by Recreationship “het Twiske”. The vast...

Wooden Shoe Clog Workshop and Museum (De Klompenmakerij), Zaanse Schans

Inside - Wooden Shoe Clog Workshop and Museum (De Klompenmakerij), Zaanse Schans Through the meadows, over a small bridge, the path leads you back to the starting point, the old storehouses 'De Kraai', 'De Bezem', 'De Lelie' and 'De Vrede'. The 'Vrede' warehouse is a former storage shed for grain and snuff. Part of the warehouse has been set up as a wooden shoe-museum, with one of the largest collections in Holland and now it accommodates a clog workshop,...

The Zaanse Schans Shipyard

The Zaanse Schans Shipyard The Zaanse Schans authentic houses, the historic shipyard, the clog-making demonstrations and, above all, the windmills, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Original shed of ship yard Brouwer at the Rustenburg in Zaandam end of the 18th century. The path leads through the marshy polderland, over a narrow bridge, to the ship-yard. A ship's carpenter is at work...

Pewter Workshop “De Tinkoepel” - Traditional Teahouse and Pewter Foundries

Pewter Workshop “De Tinkoepel” - Traditional Teahouse and Pewter Foundries On the left-hand side of the Clock-museum is a small teahouse. In the eighteenth century many merchants had tea-rooms like this at the back of their houses on the river Zaan. During the summer it was used for drinking tea and relaxing. This tea-room has Rococo-ornaments. The spade on the arms is the symbol of the family who first owned this building. The garden, in the French...

The Zaanse Schans

The Zaanse Schans The Zaanse Schans. A combative name for a peaceful old Zaans neighborhood of of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the municipality of Zaanstad in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. The Zaanse Schans is famous for his unique combination of wind mills and green wooden houses from the 17th century. A visit to the Zaanse Schans is an unforgettable experience. Visit mills...

Albert Heijn - Museum, Antique Grocery and Supermarket Chain

Albert Heijn logo is a stylised "ah". Built about 1820; junction of 2 houses; inventory from the old grocery’s shop of Albert Heijn. Original installation Albert Heijn shop Oostzaan. Opened in 1976. The shop is characteristic of a 19th century grocery-shop. The shop is full of interesting smells which remind one of days gone past. In this beautiful listed building is the faithfully detailed reconstruction of the...

De Overtuin (The Overgarden), Zaanse Schans

statuette at De Overtuin (The Overgarden), Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad, Zaandam Over the road-ditch, there fore the name ‘over garden' style influenced by French garden architecture. Merchants who lived on the river Zaan often had a garden on the opposite side of the road: this ensured that they had an unobstructed view of the landscape, but it was also used as an ornamental garden. Landscape gardening was influenced by the French style. A statuette of ‘...

Restaurant Hope on d'Swarte Walvis (De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis), Zaanse Schans

Restaurant Hope on d'Swarte Walvis (De Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis), Zaanse Schans Specialty restaurant; former orphanage from the 18th century; combined with a 19th century house and an 18th century herring net house, big terrace at the Zaan with a view on the Gortershoek; the side façade of the herring net house an a lot of antique tiling. A 19th-century local whaling ship, the "Hope for the Black Whale" occupies a refined brick building that now stands...

Merchant House the Mole (Het Koopmanshuis d'Mol), Zaanse Schans

outer view of Merchant House the Mole (Het Koopmanshuis d'Mol) Built Seventeenth century, rebuilt in 1795 nice sharpened dormer window; consoles at the corner of the front give the house a bigger impression; arm with a mole above the door. At 8, Kalverringdijk, you can see this simple merchant house, built in the seventeenth century. It is surrounded by water. Large parts of the interior are still in the original condition. The walls of...

Galery 'Aan 't Glop', Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

Inside the Galery 'Aan 't Glop', Zaanse Schans, Zaandam Seventeenth century front part of a house with eighteenth century house in the air shop with display cupboard from the 19th century; channeled wooden façade; roof supported by oaken pillars. This fascinating gallery has been formed out of two different buildings; the shop dating from the 19th century, and a much older bookshop from Zaandam, dating 1630 and relocated to the...

The house of Juffrouw Al bestel (miss Al bestel)

Eighteenth century business house; original bricks laid shop front of sharpened stone; nice death door (special door where they brought out someone who died) within the light above the symbol of trade and shipping. This merchant house, built in the early part of the eighteenth century, has been altered many times. In the beginning of the nineteenth century a lady, nick-named '...
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