|Region||Amsterdam metropolitan area|
|Established||1 January 1974|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Jan Hamming (PvdA)|
|• Total||83.24 km2 (32.14 sq mi)|
|• Land||73.87 km2 (28.52 sq mi)|
|• Water||9.37 km2 (3.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|• Density||2,110/km2 (5,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Parts of 1500 range
Zaanstad (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzaːnstɑt] (listen)) is a Dutch municipality in the province of North Holland, situated northwest of Amsterdam. Its main city is Zaandam. It is part of the conurbation and metropolitan area of Amsterdam. It had a population of 155,885 in 2019.
The municipality of Zaanstad is a conurbation itself and consists of the following cities, towns, villages and/or districts: Assendelft, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Westzaan, Wormerveer, Zaandam, Zaandijk. However, being surrounded by countryside and due to its relatively protracted shape that follows the river Zaan, a rural atmosphere is always nearby.
Railway stations in Zaanstad
- Koog aan de Zaan railway station (formerly Koog Bloemwijk)
- Krommenie-Assendelft railway station
- Wormerveer railway station
- Zaandam railway station
- Zaandam Kogerveld railway station
- Zaandijk Zaanse Schans railway station (formerly Koog-Zaandijk)
The municipal council of Zaanstad consists of 39 seats, which are divided as follows:
Notable tourist attractions
Notable people from Zaanstad
- Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (1597-ca.1665), a painter of the Dutch Golden Age
- Anton Mauve (1838–1888), realist painter, leading member of the Hague School
- Jan Verkade (1868-1946), post-Impressionist and Christian Symbolist painter
- Piet Zwart (1885–1977), graphic designer, industrial designer and typographer
- Dick Laan (1894–1973), children's writer and film pioneer
- Aafje Heynis (1924–2015), contralto
- Piet Kee (1927–2018), organist and composer
- Han Bennink (born 1942), jazz drummer and percussionist
- Kathinka Pasveer (born 1959), flautist
Public thinking & Public Service
- Adriaan Pelt (1892–1981), journalist, international civil servant and diplomat
- Johannes Kleiman (1896–1959), resident who helped hide Anne Frank and her family
- Hanneke Ippisch (1925–2012), member of the Dutch resistance in World War II
- Tom Viezee (born 1950), Christian minister and former politician, Mayor of Zeewolde 1999-2004
- Emine Bozkurt (born 1967), politician
Science & Business
- Pieter Bleeker (1819–1878), medical doctor, ichthyologist, and herpetologist
- Christiaan Eijkman (1858–1930), physician and professor of physiology, joint winner the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1929 for the discovery of vitamins
- Cornelis Zwikker (1900–1985), scientist, mostly in physics, chemistry and acoustics
- E. G. van de Stadt (1910–1999), yacht designer
- Simon de Wit (1912–1976), rower and CEO of the supermarket chain Simon de Wit
- Gerrit Jan Heijn (1931–1987), businessman with Ahold, kidnapped and murdered
- Floris Takens (1940–2010), mathematician
- Willem Ouweneel (born 1944), biologist, philosopher and theologian
- Jaap Boot (1903-1986), athlete, bronze medallist in the 1924 Summer Olympics
- Jaap Kraaier (1913–2004), flatwater canoeist, bronze medallist at the 1936 Summer Olympics
- Nicolaas Tates (1915–1990), canoeist, bronze medallist at the 1936 Summer Olympics
- Mieke Jaapies (born 1943), sprint canoer, silver medallist in the 1972 Summer Olympics
- Cees Stam (born 1945), a former track cyclist and four-time world champion stayer
- Toos Beumer (born 1947), swimmer, team bronze medallist at the 1964 Summer Olympics
- Johnny Rep (born 1951), former footballer
- Annemarie Sanders (born 1958), an equestrian, silver medallist in the Team Dressage 1992 Summer Olympics
- Luc Nijholt (born 1961), football manager and a former player
- Ronald Koeman (born 1963), retired footballer and ex-manager of the Barcelona since 2020.
- Erwin Koeman (born 1961), retired footballer
- Wietse van Alten (born 1978), an archer, bronze medallist 2000 Summer Olympics
- Bilal Başaçıkoğlu (born 1995), footballer
Twin towns – sister cities
Zaanstad is twinned with:
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