Zaans Museum Foundation
The Zaans Museum opened at the Zaanse Schans in 1998. The Verkade Pavilion was added in March 2009, and the number of visitors has grown from 20,000 to 60,000 a year. Czar Peter Cottage, which is located in the centre of Zaandam, is an annex of the museum. The Zaans Museum presents the life and work of the ‘Zaankanter’ (the name given to somebody from the Zaan district) amid the rich industrial heritage in a building with contemporary architecture. Visitors are introduced to the cultural history of the region and the source of its prosperity: industry. The museum also holds temporary and semi-permanent exhibitions, and develops educational programmes and activities both inside the museum and outside at the Zaanse Schans. All this is arranged by a dynamic organisation, to which 43 employees (21 FTEs), including many museum lecturers, guides and volunteers contribute their expertise in a professional manner.
Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience
1509 AW Zaandam
Tel: +31 (0) 75 6810000