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Zaandam

This article is about the Dutch city. For the cruise ship, see MS Zaandam.

Zaandam (Dutch pronunciation: ()) is a city in the province of North Holland, Netherlands. It is the main city of the municipality of Zaanstad, and received city rights in 1811. It is located on the river Zaan, just north of Amsterdam.

Zaandam
City
Windmills at the Zaanse Schans in 2007
Zaandam
Coordinates:52°26′N4°50′E /52.433°N 4.833°E /52.433; 4.833Coordinates: 52°26′N4°50′E /52.433°N 4.833°E /52.433; 4.833
CountryNetherlands
ProvinceNorth Holland
MunicipalityZaanstad
Population
(2017)
• Total76,804
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The statistical district Zaandam, which covers the city and the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 76,804. Zaandam was a separate municipality until 1974, when it became a part of the new municipality of Zaanstad.

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55,09% Dutch background, 44,91% No Dutch background

The history of Zaandam (formerly called Saenredam) and the surrounding Zaan River region (the Zaanstreek) is intimately tied to industry. In the Dutch Golden Age, Zaandam served as a large milling centre. Thousands of windmills powered saws that processed Scandinavian wood for the shipbuilding and paper industries. A statue that commemorates this industry was commissioned from sculptor Slavomir Miletić, and the statue, De houtwerker ("The Woodworker"), was installed on 20 June 2004.

Zaandam was a leading city in the first Industrial Revolution but then begins a steady decline. Zaandam is also historically linked with the whaling industry.[citation needed]

In 1697, Czar Peter I of Russia spent some time in Zaandam, where he studied shipbuilding. He stayed in a little wooden house built in 1632, but was soon forced to leave because he attracted too much attention from the local population; he moved to Amsterdam, where he studied at one of the wharves of the Dutch East India Company. The wooden house he stayed was preserved and turned into a museum, the Czar Peter House. A statue honoring him was placed on the nearby Dam Square in 1911, and was declared a Rijksmonument.

In 1871, the impressionist painter Claude Monet lived in Zaandam for approximately half a year. During that time, he made 25 paintings of the area, including Houses on the Achterzaan, Bateaux en Hollande pres de Zaandam and A windmill at Zaandam.

The first European McDonald's restaurant opened in Zaandam in 1971. The Albert Heijn supermarket chain (founded in nearby Oostzaan in 1887), now grown into the Ahold Delhaize retail company, is headquartered in Zaandam. Chocolate manufacturer Verkade also hails from Zaandam. There were 6,910 business establishments in Zaandam in 2019.

Football club AZ (Alkmaar Zaanstreek) was founded in Zaandam on May 10, 1967.

There are two railway stations in Zaandam: Zaandam railway station and Zaandam Kogerveld railway station. Plans exist by the province of North Holland to extend the Amsterdam Metro to Zaandam.

  • Zaandam City Hall

  • De Oostzijderkerk

  • Zaandam, sluice

  • De Sint Bonifatiuskerk

  • Zaandam downtown

  • A windmill near Zaandam painted in 1871 by Claude Monet

  • Zaandam circa 1889. Etching by James McNeill Whistler

  • Albert Heijn headquarters in Zaandam

Main category: People from Zaandam
  1. Municipality of Zaanstad, Zaanstad in cijfers [1]. As of 1 January 2017.
  2. Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2011.
  3. Koppenrade, Liza. "11 dingen die je nog niet wist over Tsaar Peter de Grote". Oneindig Noord-Holland (in Dutch). Retrieved8 September 2018.
  4. "Czaar Peterroute". Wandelrouteboek Nederland (in Dutch). ANWB Media. 2005. p. 54.
  5. "Czaar Peter Monument in Zaandam" (in Dutch). Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed. Retrieved6 September 2018.
  6. McDonald's International (Press Release), "Fascinating McFacts about McDonald's International", 1996.
  7. "Héél véél informatie over Zaandam (update 2021!)". AlleCijfers.nl (in Dutch). 2021-04-19. Retrieved2021-05-03.
  8. "Provincie wil metro naar Zaandam, Purmerend, Hoofddorp en Schiphol". NH Nieuws (in Dutch). 12 June 2019. Retrieved17 November 2019.
Wikimedia Commons has media related toZaandam.
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Zaandam.

Zaandam
Zaandam Language Watch Edit This article is about the Dutch city For the cruise ship see MS Zaandam Zaandam Dutch pronunciation zaːnˈdɑm listen is a city in the province of North Holland Netherlands It is the main city of the municipality of Zaanstad and received city rights in 1811 It is located on the river Zaan just north of Amsterdam ZaandamCityWindmills at the Zaanse Schans in 2007ZaandamCoordinates 52 26 N 4 50 E 52 433 N 4 833 E 52 433 4 833 Coordinates 52 26 N 4 50 E 52 433 N 4 833 E 52 433 4 833CountryNetherlandsProvinceNorth HollandMunicipalityZaanstadPopulation 2017 1 Total76 804Time zoneUTC 1 CET Summer DST UTC 2 CEST The statistical district Zaandam which covers the city and the surrounding countryside has a population of around 76 804 1 Zaandam was a separate municipality until 1974 when it became a part of the new municipality of Zaanstad 2 Contents 1 Demograpics 2 History 3 Economy 4 Transport 5 Gallery 6 Notable people 7 References 8 External linksDemograpics Edit55 09 Dutch background 44 91 No Dutch backgroundHistory EditThe history of Zaandam formerly called Saenredam and the surrounding Zaan River region the Zaanstreek is intimately tied to industry In the Dutch Golden Age Zaandam served as a large milling centre Thousands of windmills powered saws that processed Scandinavian wood for the shipbuilding and paper industries A statue that commemorates this industry was commissioned from sculptor Slavomir Miletic and the statue De houtwerker The Woodworker was installed on 20 June 2004 Zaandam was a leading city in the first Industrial Revolution but then begins a steady decline Zaandam is also historically linked with the whaling industry citation needed In 1697 Czar Peter I of Russia spent some time in Zaandam where he studied shipbuilding He stayed in a little wooden house built in 1632 but was soon forced to leave because he attracted too much attention from the local population he moved to Amsterdam where he studied at one of the wharves of the Dutch East India Company The wooden house he stayed was preserved and turned into a museum the Czar Peter House 3 A statue honoring him was placed on the nearby Dam Square in 1911 4 and was declared a Rijksmonument 5 In 1871 the impressionist painter Claude Monet lived in Zaandam for approximately half a year During that time he made 25 paintings of the area including Houses on the Achterzaan Bateaux en Hollande pres de Zaandam and A windmill at Zaandam Economy EditThe first European McDonald s restaurant opened in Zaandam in 1971 6 The Albert Heijn supermarket chain founded in nearby Oostzaan in 1887 now grown into the Ahold Delhaize retail company is headquartered in Zaandam Chocolate manufacturer Verkade also hails from Zaandam There were 6 910 business establishments in Zaandam in 2019 7 Football club AZ Alkmaar Zaanstreek was founded in Zaandam on May 10 1967 Transport EditThere are two railway stations in Zaandam Zaandam railway station and Zaandam Kogerveld railway station Plans exist by the province of North Holland to extend the Amsterdam Metro to Zaandam 8 Gallery Edit Zaandam City Hall De Oostzijderkerk Zaandam sluice De Sint Bonifatiuskerk Zaandam downtown A windmill near Zaandam painted in 1871 by Claude Monet Zaandam circa 1889 Etching by James McNeill Whistler Albert Heijn headquarters in ZaandamNotable people EditMain category People from Zaandam Jan Saenredam 1565 1607 copperplate engraver Anton Mauve 1838 1888 painter Jan Verkade 1868 1946 painter Kees Bruynzeel 1900 1980 wood merchant Arie Smit born 1916 2016 painter Piet Kee born 1927 2018 organist and composer Han Bennink born 1942 jazz musician Hendrik Lenstra born 1947 mathematician Johnny Rep born 1951 football player Elisabeth van Houts born 1952 historian Kathinka Pasveer born 1959 flautist Erwin Koeman born 1961 football player and football coach Ronald Koeman born 1963 football player and football coach Robert Molenaar born 1969 football player Ali Bouali born 1981 rapper Harm van den Dorpel born 1981 conceptual artist Patricia van der Vliet born 1989 model Oguzhan Ozyakup born 1992 football player Melissa Venema born 1995 musicianReferences Edit a b Municipality of Zaanstad Zaanstad in cijfers 1 As of 1 January 2017 Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten KNAW 2011 Koppenrade Liza 11 dingen die je nog niet wist over Tsaar Peter de Grote Oneindig Noord Holland in Dutch Retrieved 8 September 2018 Czaar Peterroute Wandelrouteboek Nederland in Dutch ANWB Media 2005 p 54 Czaar Peter Monument in Zaandam in Dutch Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed Retrieved 6 September 2018 McDonald s International Press Release Fascinating McFacts about McDonald s International 1996 Heel veel informatie over Zaandam update 2021 AlleCijfers nl in Dutch 2021 04 19 Retrieved 2021 05 03 Provincie wil metro naar Zaandam Purmerend Hoofddorp en Schiphol NH Nieuws in Dutch 12 June 2019 Retrieved 17 November 2019 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Zaandam Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Zaandam J Kuyper Gemeente Atlas van Nederland 1865 1870 Zaandam Map of the former municipality around 1868 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Zaandam amp oldid 1052675370, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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