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Coordinates: 52°26′N 4°49′E / 52.433°N 4.817°E / 52.433; 4.817
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Windmill Het Pink [nl]
Windmill Het Pink [nl]
Highlighted position of Zaanstad in a municipal map of North Holland
Location in North Holland
Zaanstad is located in Netherlands
Location within the Netherlands
Zaanstad is located in Europe
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 52°26′N 4°49′E / 52.433°N 4.817°E / 52.433; 4.817
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
RegionAmsterdam metropolitan area
Established1 January 1974
 • BodyMunicipal council
 • MayorJan Hamming (PvdA)
 • Total83.24 km2 (32.14 sq mi)
 • Land73.87 km2 (28.52 sq mi)
 • Water9.37 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Elevation1 m (3 ft)
 (January 2021)[4]
 • Total156,901
 • Density2,124/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Parts of 1500 range
Area code075
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Zaanstad (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzaːnstɑt] ) is a Dutch municipality in the province of North Holland, situated northwest of Amsterdam. Its main city is Zaandam. It is part of the conurbation and metropolitan area of Amsterdam. It had a population of 156,901 in 2021.


Dutch Topographic map of Zaanstad, 2014

Population centres


The municipality of Zaanstad is a conurbation consisting of the cities, towns and villages of: Assendelft, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Westzaan, Wormerveer, Zaandam and Zaandijk. However, being surrounded by countryside and due to its relatively protracted shape that follows the river Zaan, a rural atmosphere is always nearby.

Railway stations in Zaanstad


Local government


The municipal council of Zaanstad consists of 39 seats, which at the 2022 local elections divided as follows:[5]

Notable tourist attractions


Notable people from Zaanstad


The arts

Jan Verkade, 1946

Public thinking & public service

Adriaan Pelt, 1940s

Science & business

Christiaan Eijkman


Toos Beumer, 1963

International relations


Twin towns – sister cities


Zaanstad is twinned with:



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  4. ^ "Bevolkingsontwikkeling; regio per maand" [Population growth; regions per month]. CBS Statline (in Dutch). CBS. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Zaanstad municipal election 2022". verkiezingsuitslagen.nl (in Dutch). 16 March 2022. Retrieved 3 July 2024.
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