Prosperity, industry and collection When you step into the museum you will immediately get a taste of the region’s prosperous past. The magnificent collection of local costumes, furniture and household objects reflect the rich cultural and industrial heritage. Visit the grand hall in the Zaanse Huis to experience the grandeur of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Netherlands. Climb the stairs to the lookout point for a great view of the waterways and polder landscape. Discover how the district became "the pantry of Holland”, with many major Dutch food manufacturers settling here. Verkade Pavilion To this day, Verkade is one of the Netherlands’ leading producers of chocolate and biscuits. In the Verkade Pavilion you can visit a factory from the early 20th century where authentic machines continue to run. The tasty exhibits at the Verkade Pavilion display products, advertising, photographs and films celebrating the 100-year history of Verkade.