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Travel Guide: Zaanse Schans in Zaandam, The Netherlands #travel

Zaanse Schans

Zaandam, The Netherlands

Map of Zaanse Schans

More info about Zaandam

Coronavirus in Zaandam

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Zaandam

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in The Netherlands. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to The Netherlands.

Money in Zaandam

Currencie(s): Euro

  • 1 Euro = 1.17 $
  • 1 Euro = 0.91 £

Tipping: Not obligatory; it is illegal, and rare, to charge a service fee without the customer's consent.

Language in Zaandam

Language(s): Dutch

Food & Drinks in Zaandam

2 National dishes: Stamppot & Broodje Kroket.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Religion in Zaandam

The Netherlands is NOT considered as a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, only 33% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 31%, Dutch Reformed 13%, Calvinist 7%, Muslim 5.5%, other 2.5%, none 41% (2002). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Zaandam

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in The Netherlands.

National Sports in Zaandam

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Hockey, ice skating is The Netherlands their national sport.

Other practical tips for Zaandam

Timezone: UTC+01:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / F

Weather: Currently light rain, with a temperature between 12.8 and 14.4°C (55 and 58°F)

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