Windmill Het Pink
Location in North Holland
|Established||1 January 1974|
|• Body||Municipal council|
|• Mayor||Geke Faber (PvdA)|
|• Total||83.24 km2 (32.14 sq mi)|
|• Land||73.88 km2 (28.53 sq mi)|
|• Water||9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|Population (February 2017)|
|• Density||2,045/km2 (5,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postcode||Parts of 1500 range|
Zaanstad [ˈzaːnstɑt] ( listen) is a municipality in the Netherlands, 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 151,109 in 2017
The municipality of Zaanstad is also mainly 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 the Zaanstad Area
- Koog Bloemwijk railway station
- Koog-Zaandijk railway station
- Krommenie-Assendelft railway station
- Wormerveer railway station
- Zaandam railway station
- Zaandam Kogerveld railway station
The municipal council of Zaanstad consists of 39 seats, which are divided as follows:
Notable tourist attractions
Notable people from Zaanstad
- Ali B (born 1981), Dutch rap musician
- Han Bennink (born 1942), jazz drummer and percussionist
- Emine Bozkurt (born 1967), politician
- Hanneke Ippisch (1925–2012), member of the Dutch resistance in World War II
- Floris Takens (1940–2010), mathematician
- Piet Zwart (1885–1977), graphic designer, industrial designer and typographer
Twin towns – sister cities
Zaanstad is twinned with:
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