The B & B is about a 6-minute walk from the De Zaanse Schans open-air museum, one of the Netherlands’ top-ten tourist attractions. The attractions in include many beautiful, authentic Zaan houses, eight windmills, a cheese dairy, a clog workshop and museums including the Dutch Clock Museum and the Zaans museum.
From the Zaanse Schans you can go on a river cruise or a trip with a Koeienboot (a flat boat originally used to carry cows) over the Kalverpolder, take the Zaanhopper ferry to Zaandam and/or Wormerveer, hire a silent boat for a cruise on the River Zaan or catch the passenger ferry from the Zaanse Schans to Zaandijk on the other side of the river.
You are also just a few minutes’ walk from a supermarket (7 days a week until 10 pm), shops, outdoor cafés, a park, the Mill Museum, the Honig Breethuis, the picturesque Haaldersbroek and Domineestuin hamlets and, for your children, a indoor swimming pool and indoor play paradise inclusive of laser games. You can also visit De Jagersplas and Het Twiske recreational areas, a little further away.
The village of Koog aan de Zaan – and the adjacent village of Zaandijk – lie along the banks of the River Zaan and are ‘wedged’ between four protected nature areas with Europe’s largest peat meadowland (Kalverpolder, Wormer- en Jisperveld, Guisveld and De Reef) with many rambling, cycling and canoeing routes. The B & B is on the Trekvogelpad (‘migratory bird trail’). You can borrow our maps of rambling, cycling and canoeing routes in the area – or you can plan your route here ready for your visit.
Attractions within about 30 minutes by car – or, for experienced cyclists, within cycling distance – include Haarlem, Beverwijk’s Zwarte Markt, Europe’s largest indoor market, Purmerend, Alkmaar, Broek in Waterland, De Rijp, Monnickendam, Edam, Volendam, Marken, flowering bulb fields and the sea, beaches and dunes. Tourist information, cycles and cycling maps, and a lockable cycle storage area are available at our B&B.