Zaandam Tourism

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Zaandam (Dutch pronunciation: [zaːnˈdɑm] ) is a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is the main city of the municipality of Zaanstad, and received city rights in 1811. It is located on the Zaan, close to the North Sea Canal, and is close to Amsterdam. The statistical district Zaandam, which covers the city and the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 72,597. Zaandam was a separate municipality until 1974, when it became a part of the new municipality of Zaanstad.


This warm abode of Zaandam is a delightful place to visit in Netherlands. Zaandam is located at a short trip away from Rotterdam a major city in Netherlands. Attractions in Rotterdam include Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Rotterdam The Hague Airport. A vacation to Zaandam can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Zaandam*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zaandam

    Know the pollution level of Zaandam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40.65 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.82 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.98 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.53 (Low)
  • Zaandam: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zaandam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zaandam.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.76 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.09 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.49 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.11 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.01 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.23 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45.04 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.88 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.77 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.54 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.07 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.74 (Moderate)
  • Living in Zaandam - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Zaandam is 178.94 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.62 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.17 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.1 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.47 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 89.03 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 101.81 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Zaandam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Zaandam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 121.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 113.56 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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