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Windmill Het Pink [nl]
Windmill Het Pink [nl]
Highlighted position of Zaanstad in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Coordinates: 52°26′N 4°49′E / 52.433°N 4.817°E / 52.433; 4.817Coordinates: 52°26′N 4°49′E / 52.433°N 4.817°E / 52.433; 4.817
ProvinceNorth Holland
Established1 January 1974
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorJan Hamming (PvdA)
 • Total83.24 km2 (32.14 sq mi)
 • Land73.88 km2 (28.53 sq mi)
 • Water9.36 km2 (3.61 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
 (August 2017)[4]
 • Total154,442
 • Density2,090/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Parts of 1500 range
Area code075

Zaanstad [ˈzaːnstɑt] (About this soundlisten) 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 154,442 in 2017.

Population centres[edit]

Dutch Topographic map of Zaanstad, 2014

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 Zaanstad[edit]

Local government[edit]

The municipal council of Zaanstad consists of 39 seats, which are divided as follows:[5]

PvdA (8 seats), VVD (7), ZOG (4), SP (3), GroenLinks (3), D66 (3), CDA (2), TROTS (2), ROSA (2), ChristenUnie (1), Democratisch Zaanstad (1), POV (1), PvdIJ (1), Dissels (1).

Notable tourist attractions[edit]

Notable people from Zaanstad[edit]

20th century

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Zaanstad is twinned with:



  1. ^ "Burgemeester mr. G.H. Faber (PvdA)" [Mayor G.H. Faber (PvdA)] (in Dutch). Gemeente Zaanstad. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Kerncijfers wijken en buurten" [Key figures for neighbourhoods]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Postcodetool for 1506MZ". Actueel Hoogtebestand Nederland (in Dutch). Het Waterschapshuis. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "". Archived from the original on November 21, 2012.
  6. ^ 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 17, Mauve, Anton retrieved 18 May 2019
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 18 May 2019

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