One of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area’s best kept secrets, Hembrugterrein is a former military base that was closed to the public for many years. It now houses art studios, a museum, restaurants, offices, a market hall and the inspiring Het Hem cultural space located in the former munitions factory.
Zaanse Schans and the Zaans Museum
One of the most iconic Dutch landscapes, the windmills of the Zaanse Schans give visitors a peek into one of Europe’s oldest industrial areas. The Zaans Museum is filled with interactive exhibits that bring history to life.
The cocoa and chocolate industry once boomed in this historic village, which is now a lively residential neighbourhood.