About Best Western Zaan Inn

Best Western Zaan Inn in Zaandam is ideally situated between hotspots for both business and leisure. The hotel can be easily reached by public transport and by car. Fancy a day out? How convenient! Tourist hotspots such as the historical and green Zaanse Schans, monumental Hembrugterrein and the refreshingly modern Zaandam city center are only a stone's throw away. Simply put: the ideal accommodations in this diverse landscape.


The mysterious Hembrugterrein is a monumental industrial area from 1897 is situated right on the border of Amsterdam, directly on the Noordzeekanaal. It lies at the heart of the Unesco world heritage site, the “stelling van Amsterdam” and is the city’s new vibrant breeding ground for creativity, art and culture. The Hembrugterrein has a number of restaurants and cafés, various museums, a small podium, artist’s studios and design shops.
Hembrugterrein Zaandam
Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans

The Zaanstreek is a region of the Netherlands and one of the oldest industrial areas of Europe. The residents of this area are known as 'Zaankanters'. The Zaanstreek is also home to the 'Zaanse Schans', an open air museum of old Zaan region homes, warehouses, and mills that were transferred here from all across the region in the 50's and 60's. The Zaanstreek used to be the bread basket of the Netherlands thanks to important industries such as wood processing and various food products. At its height, around 1720, there were around 600 mills in use simultaneously.

Shopping (Zaanbocht)

Shopping in the Zaanbocht in Wormerveer has become more and more popular in recent years. Besides the fact that the Zaanbocht is great for shopping, having a good drink or a nice lunch and dinner, parking your car is free. It’s a dynamic shopping area, being a hit by a wide audience. Stylish boutiques and trendy shops are combined with a fresh spirit in the shops entrenched in the Zaanbocht for a long time. There is everything you need: food, fashion, giftshops and design. Check the website of the retailers for current opening times.
shopping in Zaandam
walking and cycling in zaandam

Walking, cycling and sailing

Special marshy grasslands and industry, village-like and city-like atmosphere, modern architecture and heritage. The Zaanstreek has a lot to offer and enough water and greenery to discover all of this in an active way. From a stroll along the industrial heritage to enjoyable cycle routes and trips by boat. 

Food & Drinks

Our region has been called the pantry of the Netherlands for a long time. Beautiful warehouses and old factories on the banks of our river Zaan still recall those days. The love for 'food' has never gone away. The well-known Zaan mayonaise and mustard have been joined by delicacies including Zaanse sambal, in October we celebrate the Cacao month, each year a Food Festival is hosted at the Zaanbocht, we have the best cooking store in the world, our own local eigen breweries and our own chocolate factory.

food and drink in zaandam
Zaandam city centre

Zaandam City Centre

In recent years, the city centre of Zaandam has undergone a true metamorphosis. City Centre Zaandam offers a unique combination of shopping and entertainment, culture and history. In the city centre you can visit the Czar Peter House (Czaar Peterhuisje). This is one of the oldest wooden cottages surviving in the Netherlands, and is the place where the Russian Czar Peter the Great once used to stay when visiting the Netherlands to learn more about the Dutch shipbuilding industry. And also the French painter Monet has left his footsteps here in the centre of Zaandam.

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