Welcome to the Zaans Museum
Visit the Zaans Museum at the Zaanse Schans! Take a fascinating journey from the very first windmills and green wooden houses to modern factories and admire traditional Dutch paintings, costumes, and artefacts. Only 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station!
Tsar Peter House
The Tsar Peter House in Zaandam is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Netherlands, dating from 1632. In 1697, Tsar Peter the Great lodged here for seven days. With this short stay, the Tsar made this humble little wooden labourer’s cottage world-famous. In 1823, a stone shell was built around the house to protect it.
Many people, including Russian Tsars, Dutch monarchs, and even Napoleon, have paid a visit to the Tsar Peter House. The countless names that have been written on and scratched into the windows and wooden walls are reminders of these visitors.
The Tsar Peter House is a dependance of the Zaans Museum.
Children 4-17 €2
Children 0-3 free
Museum pass | I Amsterdam Card free
65+ | Student card | CJP €2.50
Groups (>10) €2.50
Schools (per pupil) €1.50
Czaar Peterhuisje (Tsar Peter House)
The Tsar Peter House is approximately ten minutes’ walk from Zaandam central station.
Paid parking is available within walking distance, at the Rozenhof car park garage and the Zaantheater car park.
The Tsar Peter House has limited access for the disabled. The stone shell around the house and the on-site presentation are reasonably accessible; the wooden house is not accessible to wheelchair users and wheeled walker users.
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