Zaans Museum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzaːns myˈzeːjʏm]) is a museum in Zaandam, Netherlands, located at the Zaanse Schans. It opened in 1998 to preserve and protect the heritage of the Zaan area. In 2009, the museum was extended with the addition of the Verkade Experience.Arrange to visit Zaans Museum and other attractions in Zaandam using our Zaandam trip planning website.
In 2016, the Zaans Museum opened three locations with living history at the Zaanse Schans: the Cooperage, the Jisper House, and the Weaver’s House. Another annex of the Zaans Museum is the Tsar Peter House in the centre of Zaandam.
The museum houses cultural-historical and regional collections examining the residential and industrial culture. In 2015, the museum acquired a painting from the Zaan period (4 June – 8 October 1871) of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet, entitled 'The Voorzaan and the Westerhem'.
The Zaans Museum is both physically connected with the Zaanse Schans and connected in terms of its exhibits. It sets itself the objective of offering extra depth to tourist visits to the Zaanse Schans by linking the archetypal image of 'Holland' with the factual history of the Zaan region.
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So me and family visited the museum about a week ago and used our "Iamsterdam" cards to get inside. (These cards are really expensive and you can get inside almost every museum in Amsterdam.) After...
So me and family visited the museum about a week ago and used our "Iamsterdam" cards to get inside. (These cards are really expensive and you can get inside almost every museum in Amsterdam.) After... more »
A museum of history and local ethnography, made with professionalism, with respect for the tourist, without unnecessary or worthless things. The wide thematic palette, combining history with...
A museum of history and local ethnography, made with professionalism, with respect for the tourist, without unnecessary or worthless things. The wide thematic palette, combining history with... more »
Visit absolutely recommended. The museum is very interesting and even has the guide (in 6 languages) for free. Very nice and friendly staff. It is advisable to buy the complete package to visit the whole area of the mills and other attractions. From Amsterdam it is easily accessible by bus.
Very detailed history of the area dated back to the glory days of windmills. English and Dutch text throughout. Great collection of artifacts from the time. Worth spending 45-60 minutes if you read all the placards.
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