The Monument Hotel Zaandam is surrounded by an abundance of attractions and activities waiting to be explored. Marvel at the beautiful historic buildings like the Verkade Factories, home to charming stores and restaurants. Just around the corner, you'll find the iconic 'blue' house, famously painted by the renowned artist Claude Monet in 1871. For a delightful dining experience, head to The Mail Company, a cozy restaurant located below the hotel, or visit the trendy hotspot in Zaandam center, restaurant EVE, offering unlimited street food delights.
A short distance away, The Zaanse Schans beckons with its unique and picturesque village setting. Experience the essence of traditional Dutch life with windmills, a clog factory, cheese factory, tinsmith shop, and vintage stores. Watch craftsmen create wooden shoes and take a leisurely stroll among the enchanting windmills. Each mill, workshop, and store at The Zaanse Schans has its own captivating story waiting to be discovered. Embrace the magic of this extraordinary place, where history comes alive at every turn.
In only 12 minutes by train, you will find yourself in the heart of Amsterdam, a metropolis with theaters, cinemas, nightclubs, museums and culinary restaurants.
Come to Amsterdam and discover the world-famous 17th-century city center. Walk through the cozy Jordaan neighborhood with cozy cafes, restaurants, and stately mansions.
Amsterdam is the place of tulips, canals, museums, and vibrant nightlife.
Discover cultural treasures such as the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum with the world-famous "Night Watch" by painter Rembrandt. You should definitely not miss out the canal cruise through Amsterdam. You will cruise your way through the historic canals that were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011.
Do you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities? Then you are within a 30-minute car ride in Zandvoort aan Zee. Enjoy the beach life, the vast beach, the beach pavilions, and the dunes. Let the wind blow through your hair and feel the sand between your toes and relaxxxxx.
If it's too quiet for you, again there are plenty of bars and restaurants.
Try your luck at Holland Casino or visit the only Formula 1 circuit in the Netherlands. Drive around the track in one of those racing monsters like a real Max Verstappen and show off your driving skills to your own fans. How cool is that!