Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam is within walking distance of many hotspots of both Amsterdam and Zaandam. The centrally located 4-star hotel has 159 uniquely decorated rooms. Like the one of a kind Tsar Peter Suite or the Founder’s suites with their own sauna, whirlpool and rain shower. Below an example of how to spend 48 hours in Zaandam which you can use as inspiration for your own visit.


Unwind after a busy day in our Wellness Club. Get a relaxing massage, relax in the Finnish sauna and the Turkish steam bath or just take a plunge in the swimming pool. As a hotel guest, you can use these relaxing facilities free of charge. Once you have fully enjoyed the exceptional exterior of Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam of course.

When you are completely relaxed it’s time to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in restaurant Puur Saen. Enjoy delicious dishes with exceptional local ingredients. Like the Mustard soup made with locally produced mustard. The wellness facilities are still accessible so after dinner or any other day, you can always further relax there later.


Enjoy the international breakfast buffet with ‘champagne’ and including freshly squeezed orange juice, hot sandwiches and various spreads in restaurant Puur Saen. With this, you can start your day full of cultural discoveries well. Now, it’s finally time to explore all Zaandam has to offer.

Imagine yourself to be in the 18th / 19th century during a visit to the Zaanse Schans. This will easily take a whole day. You can visit various museums in the Zaanse Schans. Since the Zaanse Schans is next to the river the Zaan it is also an idea, besides walking or riding a bike at this site, to do a tour on a boat.

Hungry yet? A delicious lunch at the Zaanse Schans can, for example, consist of real Dutch pancakes at restaurant de Kraai or fresh sandwiches from the bakery museum. There’s something for everyone!

In addition to 7 different museums, there are also beautiful walking, cycling and sailing routes, photo-worthy windmills and nice shops. We’ve selected the must-visit museums for your trip.

For dinner, you can go to restaurant the D’Swarte Walvis. It’s a well-known restaurant in The Zaan area. Another option is to go back to the hotel. Within walking distance of the hotel, in the centre of Zaandam, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. Or you can try one of the other dishes from our menu if you didn’t get everything you wanted yesterday.

There are plenty of different ways to spend your evening in Zaandam. For instance, after you went to the cinema, you can have a drink at the Dam. Or you can visit Amsterdam which is, of course, best known for its nightlife and is easily accessible from Zaandam.



After you have fully enjoyed the breakfast buffet and recovered from the night before you can visit another cultural sight, the Tsar Peter House. This is only a few minutes’ walks from the hotel.

A lovely afternoon in the centre of Zaandam, at the foot of Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam. Starting with lunch at ‘t Groene Pandje. The centre of Zaandam has recently been renewed and was named Best City Center in 2015.

The weekend is over! Unfortunately, it is time to end this amazing weekend. See you next time!

Do you want to explore other Dutch cities? Read our other 48 hours articles; 48 hours in… Rotterdam, 48 hours in…Utrecht, 48 hours in… Amsterdam, 48 hours in Eindhoven.


You’ll be surprised!

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