World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0000408019
Reproduction Date:

Title: Zaandijk  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Koog aan de Zaan, Zaanstad, Piet Zwart, Zaanse Schans, De Zoeker, Zaandam
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Flag of Zaandijk
Coat of arms of Zaandijk
Coat of arms
Zaandijk in the municipality of Zaanstad.
Zaandijk in the municipality of Zaanstad.
Country Netherlands
Province Noord-Holland
Municipality Zaanstad
Population (2007) 8,870
Website Zaandijk op

Zaandijk (Dutch pronunciation: ) is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Zaanstad, and lies about 11 km northwest of Amsterdam.

Zaandijk has a population of around 9040.[1]


The first citizens of Zaandijk were members of the family of Hendrik Pietersz who moved into 'de Lage dijk' (The Lower Dike) in the year 1494. De Lagedijk still exists in Zaandijk. In 1570 the town consisted of 19 houses. These dwellings were burned by the Spaniards in 1572, during the Eighty Years' War. The town began to prosper and grow following the return of the populace.

Zaandijk was a separate municipality until 1974, when it became a part of the new municipality Zaanstad.[2]


  1. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [1]. As of 1 January 2005.
  2. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.

External links

  • , 1865-1870, "Zaandijk"Gemeente Atlas van NederlandJ. Kuyper, . Map of the former municipality, around 1868.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.