Destination guide

The friendly city of Zaandam awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of Zaandam with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city's shopping, restaurants and spas attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and romantic location. Nes and Zaanse Schans are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Zaandam

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Zaandam a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Artis (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • NDSM Werf (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Playcenter Silverstone (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Amsterdam Chinatown (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Amsterdam Dungeon (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Linnaeushof (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Zaandam

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Zaandam is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hortus Botanicus (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Artis (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Westergasfabriek Culture Park (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Sloterpark and Sloterplas (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Herengracht Canal (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Rembrandt Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Zaandam

The nearest airport is in Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Zaandam Station or Zaandam Kogerveld Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Zaandam?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,420 holiday lettings near Zaandam. From 487 Houses to 680 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Zaandam is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Zaandam?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Zaandam:

  • Amsterdam-Centrum: 601 holiday homes
  • Jordaan: 455 holiday homes
  • Waterland: 26 holiday homes
  • Centrum: 41 holiday homes
  • Westerpark: 439 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Zaandam?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Zaandam. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Zaans Museum: 2,740 holiday lettings
  • Montelbaans Tower (Montelbaanstoren): 2,929 holiday lettings
  • Czar Peter House: 2,946 holiday lettings
  • Rijksmuseum: 2,327 holiday lettings
  • Amsterdam Central Station: 2,061 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Zaandam listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Zaandam?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 487 Houses in Zaandam. Our other popular types of Zaandam holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 680 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 14 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 21 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Zaandam?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 321 holiday homes with pool available in Zaandam. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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