Amsterdam is just around the corner

Zaanstad residents enjoy the relaxed pace of life that its village-like environment affords. However, the cultural and historic charms of Amsterdam are a mere 15 minutes away by train. It’s a breeze to travel from Zaanstad by public transport, with fast and reliable connections by train, bus and ferry. Alternatively, the convenient motorway access and well-maintained bike paths are perfect for anyone who prefers to travel by car or bicycle, whether they’re commuting or enjoying a weekend outing.

Map of Metropolitan Area. European School Zanstaad bidbook

Connected to the world

Zaanstad is part of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, a region that offers a rich palette of living environments. An abundance of natural spaces, attractive urban amenities and opportunities for recreation in the countryside result in a high quality of life. Zaanstad is also a short distance from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Port of Amsterdam, connecting the city with the rest of the world. The area is ideally located for travelling to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Use I amsterdam’s interactive ‘MapitOut’ tool to discover the surprisingly short travel times for various modes of transport.

MapItOut screenshot showing travel times Amsterdam Centraal and Zaandam