How to visit Museum Zaanse Tijd (Zaan Time Museum) with your City Card

In order to visit this venue with your City Card, you are required to book a timeslot in advance. Book a timeslot by emailing your timeslot preference and your contact details to or call +31 (0) 756179769. Please make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.

Old Holland

Although you can take delight in the showcased clocks for hours, the museum is also a great opportunity to gain an understanding of Old Holland in a matter of minutes, offering a unique overview of the history of timekeeping.

Exhibits include a wide range of timepieces, from an Egyptian water clock to 19th- and 20th-century precision clocks by way of 16th-century turret clocks, the earliest pendulum clocks and richly decorated bracket and longcase clocks from the Dutch Golden Age. In addition, there are clocks from all Dutch and Flemish provinces and an equally extensive collection of Dutch pocket watches.