Zaandijk Zaanse Schans railway station

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Zaandijk Zaanse Schans
Station Koog-Zaandijk.jpg
"Sprinter" in old NS Colours, Holding at Zaandijk Zaanse Schans Station.
Location Netherlands
Coordinates 52°28′9″N 4°48′17″E / 52.46917°N 4.80472°E / 52.46917; 4.80472Coordinates: 52°28′9″N 4°48′17″E / 52.46917°N 4.80472°E / 52.46917; 4.80472
Line(s) Den Helder–Amsterdam railway
Platforms 1 and 2.
Opened 1 November 1869
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
NS Sprinter 4700
Zaandijk Zaanse Schans is located in Randstad
Zaandijk Zaanse Schans
Zaandijk Zaanse Schans
Location within Randstad

Zaandijk Zaanse Schans (until 2016 Koog-Zaandijk) is a railway station in Koog aan de Zaan and Zaandijk, Netherlands. This is the closest railway station to Zaanse Schans. The station opened on 1 November 1869 and is on the Den Helder–Amsterdam railway between Zaandam and Uitgeest.


In 1976, when the old cargo platform was demolished, the station gained partial roof with a tickets and service kiosk inside. From 1980, automated ticket machines made their rise on stations, and with that came a slow end to tickets and service kiosks on smaller municipality stations like Zaandijk Zaanse Schans. Following the closure of the stations kiosk, it was left with minimal care and no facilities and was in need of modernisation and renovation. The station finished renovations in 2016, making it more accessible for people with disabilities. Three elevators have been installed, as well as disability-friendly toilets and special slopes to get in and out of trains. The waiting room has been redone, is heated and contains a minor food and gift shop. Train tickets are only available from ticket machines on the platform.[1][2]

Station Name[edit]

Zaandijk Zaanse Schans station, being on the border of the two towns Zaandijk and Koog aan de Zaan and bordering 4 neighbourhoods (Old-Zaandijk, Rooswijk, Old-Koog aan de Zaan and Westerkoog) has shared the name since opening. Following renovations, local councilman Addy Verschuren stated the station should be renamed from Koog Zaandijk to fit the local tourist-attraction Zaanse Schans. Suggesting the name Zaandijk Zaanse Schans, to give visitors a better understanding on where to get off. The name change has been approved, and on 11 December 2016 the name was changed.[3]

Train services[edit]

The following train services call at Zaandijk Zaanse Schans:

  • 4x per hour (2x Weekend) local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam - Woerden - Rotterdam.
  • 4x per hour (2x Weekend) local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam. (Weekdays Rush-Hour Service Continues to Utrecht - Rhenen.)[4]

Bus services[edit]

The station also has a Bus-stop, 3 Services make their stop here. During rail-disruptions, NS may run buses from these stops.

Operator: Connexxion   Concession-area: Zaanstreek
Line Route Bus type Specifics
67 Zaandam - Zaandijk - Wormerveer VDL Ambassador low-floor bus
69 Zaandam - Koog a/d Zaan - Wormerveer - Krommenie - Assendelft VDL Ambassador low-floor bus
N94 Amsterdam → Zaandam → Zaandijk → Wormerveer → Krommenie → Westzaan VDL Ambassador low-floor bus Niteliner


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