Sunday, November 3, 2019


In the Dutch Golden Age, Zaandam was as a large milling hub. Thousands of windmills powered saws that processed Scandinavian wood for the shipbuilding and paper industries.
Windmills made Zaandam a leading city in the first Industrial Revolution. 
In 1697, Czar Peter I of Russia spent time in Zaandam, where he studied shipbuilding.