"Koog aan de Zaan" Koog aan de Zaan by pieter_jan_v

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History

Koog aan de Zaan grew at the West bank of the Zaan river after dams were made to control the water.

The village was home to fishermen and farmers. Around 1600 many mills were built and industry florished. Kook aan de Zaan became a community of hard working people, with 70% of its inhabitants working in the industry.

In Koog aan de Zaan you still can find the characteristic wooden houses.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Zaan river and its wooden houses
  • Cons:The highway splitting up the village
  • In a nutshell:Typical old Dutch village
  • Last visit to Koog aan de Zaan: Oct 2010
  • Intro Updated Feb 28, 2011
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“Ik kan blijven kijken naar jou Amsterdam. Je verrast me in ieder seizoen (from Ik kan Blijven Kijken by Peter Beense)”

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