Taste the local specialities of the Zaan region in Zaandam

The Zaan Region is renowned for its rich industrial history, with numerous well-known products tracing their origins to this area. Within the Zaan Region, one can indulge in their culinary passions, drawing inspiration from the finest artisanal products and delightful gastronomic excursions.

Mustard with a rich history
In the realm of culinary exploration and tasteful traditions, Zaan mustard occupies a distinctive position. This delectable mustard, hailing from the Zaan Region in the Netherlands, is celebrated for its opulent flavor, unique texture, and time-honored history.

Did you know that you can visit the original Zaan Mustard windmill at the open-air museum, Zaanse Schans? Here, you will also discover mustard varieties exclusive to the Zaanse Schans.

 The Zaan Mustard Mill on the Zaanse Schans


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A Unique Cheese with a Distinctive Flavour
Zaan Smoked Cheese, a proud representation of Dutch cheese culture, is a delightful delicacy renowned for its characteristic smoked taste. Originating from the Zaan Region, this cheese is meticulously crafted and traditionally smoked over open fires. The subtle smoky aromas seamlessly blend with the rich, creamy texture of the cheese, making Zaan Smoked Cheese an irresistible treat for cheese enthusiasts worldwide.


Best-known Dutch chocolate and biscuit brand
Verkade products are the ultimate indulgence for connoisseurs. The Zaans chocolate and biscuits, crafted by the age-old Verkade bakery, epitomize craftsmanship and quality. Whether it’s a small, daily moment of enjoyment or a gift to yourself, Verkade products add a touch of sweetness and comfort to your lifestyle.

Immerse yourself in the Verkade Museum and discover everything about the remarkable history of this Zaans company. Conclude your visit by designing your own chocolate wrapper and creating your personalized chocolate bar! Enhance your stay in Zaandam with a visit to the Verkade Museum and indulge in the Verkade Special.

Did you know that the original Verkade factory from 1896 is still in operation in the center of Zaandam?


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Rich Zaandam History as the Guiding Theme for Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam
The hotel adorned with iconic Zaanse houses, ‘Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam

draws its theme from the rich industrial history of the Zaan Region. Brands such as Albert Heijn, Westzaner, De Huisman, and Verkade are reflected in the interior and in the local dishes of restaurant Puur Saen.

If you are soon to stay at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, there is a high likelihood that you will encounter one of the many historical murals in your room, adding to the immersive experience of the region’s past.

You’ll be surprised