Zaandam railway station

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Zaandam
Station Zaandam1.JPG
Zaandam railway station
Location Zaandam, North Holland,
 Netherlands
Coordinates 52°26′20″N 4°48′53″E / 52.43889°N 4.81472°E / 52.43889; 4.81472Coordinates: 52°26′20″N 4°48′53″E / 52.43889°N 4.81472°E / 52.43889; 4.81472
Owned by Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Line(s) Den Helder–Amsterdam railway
Zaandam–Enkhuizen railway
Platforms 4
Tracks 7
History
Opened 1 November 1869
Services
Preceding station   Nederlandse Spoorwegen   Following station
toward Alkmaar
NS Intercity 800
toward Maastricht
toward Den Helder
NS Intercity 3000
toward Nijmegen
NS Sprinter 3300
toward Uitgeest
NS Sprinter 4000
NS Sprinter 4700
Location
Zaandam railway station is located in Randstad
Zaandam railway station

Zaandam is the main railway station of Zaandam, near Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is at the junction of the Den Helder–Amsterdam railway and the Zaandam–Enkhuizen railway.

History[edit]

The first station was opened in Zaandam on 1 November 1869. This was a station of the type SS Hoogezand. This building had a large middle section, with a ticket office, with the passageways to the platforms. At this middle piece were the 2 lower portions of the building. The facade had a big clock, there was also a freestanding building next to the station.

In 1983 the Hemtunnel opened, this closing the Hembrug. The station was completely rebuilt, with the distinctive red roof. The station has 2 island platforms at ground level. In 1996 a south entrance was also opened. There were also a few small shops and a tunnel to a shopping centre in the town centre.

In 2007 the shops and tunnel were demolished. The restaurant closed, however the florist remains open.

At the end of 2007 a Kiosk shop was opened, where snacks and hot drinks can be purchased. In 2008 the station received a ticket hall for national and international tickets.

The bus station also closed in 2007, and moved about 500m west of the main entrance, however town services 9 and 10 still stop at a platform outside the station. A new City Hall is currently being built on the former bus station, and a new bus station is now open outside the station.

In December 2008, plans for opening an 'AH to Go' were terminated.

Train services[edit]

The following train services call at Zaandam:

  • 2x per hour intercity service Schagen - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Eindhoven - Maastricht
  • 2x per hour intercity service Den Helder - Amsterdam - Utrecht - Nijmegen
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Hoofddorp - Zaandam - Hoorn Kersenboogerd
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam - Woerden - Rotterdam
  • 2x per hour local service (sprinter) Uitgeest - Amsterdam

Bus services[edit]

Bus Service Route Notes
Connexxion
59 Zaandam Station - Beverwijk Station
63 Zaandam 't Kalf - Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan Westerkoog - Westzaan Noord - Assendelft - Krommenie Station
64 Zaandam Kogerveld - Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan Westerkoog - Zaandijk Rooswijk
65 Zaandam Station - Busstation De Vlinder
69 Zaandam Station - Centrum - Koog a/d Zaan - Zaandijk - Wormerveer - Krommenie Station
89 Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan - Zaanse Schans - Wormerveer - Wormer - Wormerveer Noorderveld
392 Zaandam Station - Centrum - Oostzaan - Amsterdam A v. Waertweg - Amsterdam CS
394 Zaandam Station - Centrum - Zaandam Peldersveld - Bus station De Vlinder - Amsterdam CS
N61 Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan - Zaandijk - Wormerveer - Krommenie Niteliner
N62 Zaandam Station - Centrum - Zaandam Kogerveld - Zaandam 't Kalf Niteliner
N63 Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan Westerkoog - Westzaan Noord - Assendelft Niteliner
N92 Amsterdam Leidseplein - Amsterdam CS - Buikslotermeerplein - Landsmeer - Oostzaan - Zaandam Station Niteliner
N94 Amsterdam Leidseplein - Amsterdam CS - Noord - Zaandam Station - Koog a/d Zaan - Krommenie Niteliner

External links[edit]

Media related to Zaandam railway station at Wikimedia Commons