Old Holland | Traditional artisans and picturesque villages
With its windmills, green landscapes, arts and crafts, and industrial heritage, discovering Old Holland feels like taking a step back in time. The region showcases the traditions The Netherlands first became famous for: shipbuilding, clogs, fishing and cheese making. You can also experience the heritage of the Dutch Industrial Revolution – a time when smoking chimneys and spinning sails enabled the mass production of goods.
Our local favourites
Zaans Museum and Verkade Experience
Czar Peter House
The Edam Cheese Weigh House
Inntel Hotels Amsterdam - Zaandam
Windmills at the Zaanse Schans
Museum Zaanse Tijd (Zaan Time Museum)
Explore Old Holland with our interactive map
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