About the Museum
This page contains further information about the Zaans Museum. Here you can read our mission, policy, information about loans, and recent annual reports (available in Dutch only).
The Zaans Museum
The Zaans Museum is a museum in Zaandam located at the Zaanse Schans. It opened in 1998 to preserve and protect the heritage of the Zaan region. In 2009, the museum was extended with the addition of the Verkade Experience.
In 2015, the Zaans Museum opened three living history museums at the Zaanse Schans: the Cooperage, the Jisper House, and the Weaver’s House.
Other annexes of the Zaans Museum are the Tsar Peter House and the Hembrug Museum in the centre of Zaandam.
Mission and strategy
The Zaans Museum is a culture and history museum that profiles itself as an educational and attractive public institution. The museum performs a social function and communicates with as wide a public as possible. The Zaans Museum is both physically connected with the Zaanse Schans and connected in terms of its exhibits. It sets itself the objective of offering extra depth to tourist visits to the Zaanse Schans.
Read more about our mission.
In 2016 the number of visitors to the Zaans Museum increased to 110,000 from 70,000 in 2015. How did we achieve this? Read more about this in our annual report (available in Dutch only).
Older annual reports: