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Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience

Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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In the Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience you will always find something exciting to do. Visit our chocolate and biscuit factory and discover how Verkade biscuits and chocolate were made and admire our magnificent collection of packagings, graphic designs, paintings, photographs, films, Zaans painted furniture and utensils.On a regular base we organize activities for the whole family. Lectures, films, workshops and tasty activities like building cookie-factories using Verkade biscuit, make edible postcards, or get started with real Verkade chocolate!Besides the activity program we offer several investigative routes, you can design a wrapper for a chocolate bar, and of course taste the different Verkade Cookies . With the serious games you can test whether you 're just as agile as a Verkademeisje, or that you still have more talent for baking cookies .With the serious games on the factory square you become an engineer, planner, operator, technician or designer and will be introduced to the variety of technical occupations in the food sector.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 681 0000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of a town's industry can be pretty boring, but the informative way in which the town and the Verkade history is presented is fantastic. Kids would love the games and moving factory

Thank Fkafrica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about 2 hours today, touring the Zaans Museum and Verkade Experience. Our 2 hours was split between these 2 items. In the Zaans Museum, we learned a bit about the area culture and a LOT about the area in terms of business over...More

Thank JIM B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tells the story of the manufacturing in the Zaanse area of Holland and how the Verkade company made biscuits and chocolates

Thank Don B
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Free of charge with i amsterdam card. History of famous families with business in oil, chocolate, biscuits. Interactive and nice for kids

Thank Panching L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Great place to understand the history of Zaanse Schan. The smell of the biscuit chocolate factory was good, and we were offered some biscuits to try. Yummy~!

Thank Donovan D
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Perhaps my age has made me appreciate the past more but I enjoyed this attraction. It's a combination of history of the Verkade brand and a general history of trade in the area as well as nationally. Wander around at your own pace with an...More

Thank go9ers
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I visited here after visiting the windmills. The museum has quite a lot in it but I just had a very quick trip around, you get given an audio guide to tell you about exhibits in the museum. There was some works by Monet here...More

Thank 85s
Reviewed 4 June 2017

So well organized and interesting! We especially liked the Zaans Museum and Verkade Experience, where we learned about the innovations in manufacturing and marketing brought to the world by this industrious family. You can't appreciate history of marketing until you see this...it's fascinating. We enjoyed...More

Thank sburkerd
Reviewed 27 May 2017

If you want to understand what Zaanse schans is about, you should absolutely visit the museum. Children from 10 years and above will love it !

Thank qqtt
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the museum in its entirety along with my 92 year old father who we pushed around in a wheelchair. The exhibits took a little attention and time to pause to reflect, but were all very interesting and intriguing. The Verkade...More

Thank JMichael H
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