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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)
 • Land73.87 km2 (28.52 sq mi)
 • Water9.37 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
 (January 2019)[4]
 • Total155,885
 • Density2,110/km2 (5,500/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 155,885 in 2019.


Dutch Topographic map of Zaanstad, 2014

Population centres[edit]

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[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]

The Arts[edit]

Jan Verkade, 1946

Public thinking & Public Service[edit]

Adriaan Pelt, 1940's

Science & Business[edit]

Christiaan Eijkman


Toos Beumer, 1963

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 2020" [Key figures for neighbourhoods 2020]. StatLine (in Dutch). CBS. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  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. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  5. ^ "". Archived from the original on November 21, 2012.
  6. ^ "Mauve, Anton" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). 1911.
  7. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 18 May 2019

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