Halfway through the nineteenth century the Zaan region underwent a rapid change as a result of the growth of industry. Local historians and collectors captured this part of history in books and collections. ‘Preserving the past, before it’s too late’ was their motto. Be amazed by the themes and objects that are characteristic of the Zaan region.
From Tsar Peter the Great to the traditional regional costume of Zaandam
Be intrigued by the themes and objects that are characteristic of the Zaan region, such as Tsar Peter the Great’s stay in Zaandam, the traditional regional costume of Zaandam, and the wonder of Zaandam: Stiers Wreedheid (A bull’s savagery), the tale of the raging bull that gored the belly of a pregnant women with its horns, which resulted in the child being born.
The Hembrug Museum tells the story of the arms and ammunition factory that was located on the Hembrugterrein in Zaandam.