Zaandam Station

Zaanse Schans

Schiphol Airport



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Zaandam. Home to windmills, colourful houses, and a wealth of museums. Zaandam is located only 15 minutes outside Amsterdam, meaning that our hostel provides the perfect base for your travels.  

Our butler was kind enough to list some of the more favourable hotspots for your stay. If you’re looking for something more different and unique, or perhaps would like discounted tickets to museums and tours in Amsterdam, you can find our Butler at the front desk.  

City Trip Hostels Zaandam


Known for its historic windmills and charming architecture, it offers a delightful blend of tradition and modernity. Explore the famous Zaanse Schans, where you can witness working windmills and traditional crafts. Discover the Inntel Hotel, a unique building resembling stacked green houses. Stroll along the scenic banks of the River Zaan or visit the local museums to learn about the region's rich industrial heritage. With excellent transport links to Amsterdam, Zaandam is the perfect base for your Dutch adventure. Enjoy your stay! 

See our Top Tips
  • 1. Open-air museum Zaanse Schans
  • 2. Zaanse Schans Boat Tour
  • 3. Zaandam Museum
  • 4. Zaandam cycling routes 
  • 5. Picnic in the park 
City Trip Hostels - Amsterdam


Discover the impressive museums (Stedelijk, art from Rembrandt or Van Gogh). Relax on a romantic canal cruise. Take in the Dutch artistic heritage in The Jordaan and boutique shops in De 9 Straatjes. Or simply indulge yourself in one of the local markets, strolling through the Red Light District or bar-hopping through Amsterdam's many bars and nightclubs!  

Whatever you want to do; Amsterdam has it all. And all of this is just a stone's throw away from our hostel. Amsterdam is within easy reach and only 15 minutes by public transport. 

Speak to our Butler for events and local 'insider' tips. 

  • 1. Learn about art & culture at the Museumplein 
  • 2. Read the diary of Anne Frank
  • 3. Stroll through the Red Light District
  • 4. Treat yourself at the Flower Market
  • 5. Picnic in Vondelpark
City Trip Hostels near Haarlem


Just a quick train ride from Zaandam, Haarlem is a quaint city rich in history and culture. Its architectural gems like Gothic cathedrals and Dutch houses are a feast for the eyes. The Grote Markt square is a bustling hub of activity, perfect for soaking up local vibes and flanked by landmarks like the Grote Kerk.

Haarlem is a versatile destination, ideal for history buffs, art enthusiasts, and anyone keen on experiencing authentic Dutch culture.
See our top tips
  • 1. Visit Frans Hals Museum
  • 2. Explore the Grote Markt
  • 3. Stroll along the Spaarne River
  • 4. Visit Haarlemmerhout Park
  • 5. Discover Teylers Museum
City Trip Hostels near Haarlem


From Zaandam, a short train ride brings you to the historic heart of Alkmaar, where the traditional cheese market brings the city to life with its festive flair. Don't miss the chance to witness cheese trading, a practice rooted in the city's heritage. After indulging in the local flavors, explore the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, where art and history intertwine, offering a glimpse into Dutch culture both old and new.

Alkmaar is an essential Dutch experience, combining historical intrigue with cultural delights, making it a perfect excursion for those staying in Zaandam.
See our top tips
  • 1. Cheese Market Spectacle
  • 2. Stedelijk Museum
  • 3. Historic Canals and Hofjes
  • 4. Grote Sint Laurenskerk
  • 5. Local Cuisine and Shopping


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