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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“Cycling to the Zaanse Schans from Zaandam or fancy a stroll from Zaandam (2 km from the center of Zaandam)? Do stop by this great place. Great staff, great terrace at the river and not to forget good food. Don't you just love the decor? To be honest, this is my favorite place to have dinner, lunch and drinks with family and friends….”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“I 'recommend' this place, because it will lead you to the center square in Zaandam where you will find loads of restaurants and bars. Open till late, for any budget!” ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brouwerij de Hoop in Zaandijk voor een speciaalvoor jou gebrouwen biertje. ///Brewery Hope in Zaandijk for especially for you brewed beer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is a great 'go to' spot within the heart of Zaandam. A good choice if you dont want to trek all the way into Amsterdam for a bite to eat. PS they also do great cocktails”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Looking for a fancy meal out, check out De Hoop Op d'Swarte Walvis which is on the Zaanse Schaans. Best for an evening meal and during the day it will be very busy with all the tourists at the windmills, its a great place but we would suggest booking in advance! Tip: Try the Chef's menu To get here walk to the kopenmolenstraat and take bus 391 towards Zaanse Schans”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice place to see a typical Zaanse "smuiger'. This is what a fireplace in this part of Holland is called. Nice for a lunch or breakfast. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great for lunch, dinner or drinks! It has a great sunny terrace, and it's just across the road (1 min walk)!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great Italian restaurant just behind the high street in Zaandam. Good value for money.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Dutch Restaurant
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“Nice restaurant and coffee bar located at an old industrial site. Lot's of expositions and other cultural events take place at the Hem Terrein.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“All you can eat for a fair price. You order one plate after another until you have had enough.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Don’t you just love this cute place? Good value for money, in summer you can have lunch/enjoy drinks at the boat just in front of the restaurant”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“our favorite restaurant in Zaandam. The inside design is a bit old fashioned, but the food is good and the service too (serviced by gays)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Een warm, knus en betaalbaar restaurant is. Grote porties voor goede prijzen.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice restaurant in the restored oldest wooden catering establishment of Holland. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“if ure planning on taking the train to Amsterdam, Haarlem or anywhere else this place is on the route from the airbnb to the station. u can take a bite here before u go explore other cities ”
  • 1 local recommends