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Zaandam is the place where i come from, not exactly Zaandam but a small village in the near of Zaandam called Womerveer.
Thats the place where I been born and have lived the first 30 years of my live.Wormerveer is in the Zaanstreek a region in the west of Holland between Amsterdam and Alkmaar 20 km from the North Sea coast.
It is an industry region with in the past more than 1.500 windmills and there are now only 15 there.
Some are still working and you can visit them. Wormerveer is on the small river ( just 11 km) De Zaan, that river is a connection between Amsterdam and Purmerend, Alkmaar en Den Helder.
There are a lot of watersport possibility's there, windsurfing, sailing, rowing, canoing, swimming and waterskiing. A must to visit is de Zaanse Schans with old wooden houses and windmills, there is also a woodenshoe factory where they make woodenshoes and you can visit it and watch the making of the woodenshoes, there are small waters and bridges, a pancake restaurant de Kraai, and the old grocerieshop from Albert Heijn now one of the biggest grocerie company's of the world. There is a lot of industry but nice to go there with the beaches just 20 km away.

  • Last visit to Zaandam: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Apr 5, 2007
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2008 at 8:57 AM

    hello, Al! Nice places to visit! Thanx for sharing!

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2007 at 11:48 PM

    Very interesting information about the windmills. How can I get a pair of wooden shoes???

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2006 at 2:34 AM

    Great page and tips. Zaanse Schans is a beautiful place. :-)

  • tatyanap's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2005 at 6:49 PM

    Cool! Thanks for the information!

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 5:56 PM

    G'day Alphons. Just love those windmill pix!! Oh and that pic of Kogerpark is gorgeous!! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • Lianne21's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2003 at 4:02 AM

    Mooie omgeving en mooie foto's

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2003 at 4:37 AM

    Great Zaandam Page, maybe you can move some of the Zaanse Schans info to the Zaanse Schans location. It has been added to the VT-locations on my request, because it's a big tourist attraction. PJ

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2003 at 3:26 PM

    Nice to see my favorite Holland destination from a native's point of view. I enjoyed your 4 page virtual tour and recall seeing that big wooden shoe in front of the factory. I also recall visiting an old cocoa factory in this area, but forget which town.

  • May 20, 2003 at 2:53 PM

    Very good page with nice photo's. I like windmills.

  • TheaIren's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2003 at 4:11 AM

    I love to have wooden shoes and I love birds :) Really nice page !


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