In this picture you see how well the beerlabels of Heineken and Brand beer fit in with the green buildings.
This is the pub 't Konincksplein, Lagedijk 13, 1544 BA Zaandijk.
Number of beers: 78. On draught: 12.
friday and saturday: 15.00-01.00
The wooden houses of the Zaanstreek all have this green color. Green was, and still is, a color that lasts longer therefor it was cheaper to paint your house green and then wait longer to repaint. The Zaanstreek was not very rich, most of the people here were workmen in the industry.
Today the city council oblige people to paint the houses in Zaangreen. I think i like the idea of keeping your heritage.
The picture is het zaans bakkertje, at the Lagedijk 11a in Zaandijk.
Throughout the centuries, the windmill has been the symbol of the Dutch fight against the water.
Fondest memory: Just enter to Zaanse Schans!
The Zaanse Schans is a reconstruction of a Zaans residential and working neighbourhood.
In this open-air museum with 20 wooden houses, mills and storehouses from the 17 & 18th centuries.
Favorite thing: Want to see how Holland used to be around the 19th century? Take a look at Zaandam and the Zaanse Schans! You can see the old green coloured houses here, all types of mills (molens we call them in Dutch) and some museums.
Favorite thing: Have a taste at one of the windmills in the picture of one of Zaandams specialties! The local mosterd!!! It is great! Take some with you and have a good time tasting also the chees, look at old traditions like making the wooden shoes!
Visit Edam, a real treasure on the IJsselmeer coast
Fondest memory: Edam is not only famous for its cheese, but also for its completely intact city centre. It's only small, so you can walk through it in an hour or so. There are many historical monuments, such as this draw bridge and the 'play tower' the carrillion tower on the background.
One of the bridges of the museum.
Fondest memory: Everybody who works there is dressed as old times, very funny! and great photos that did not come out, buahhhh ..
Fondest memory: Since the Zaan region is the oldest industrial region of Europe, before the steam engine, there are many. Such as this building with the eagle on top. My father once worked here.