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There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam Sprinter / ...

7€ - 17€

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Line 391 bus  •  28 min

  1. Take the line 391 bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to Zaandam, Walraven van Hallstraat 391 / ...

2€ - 4€

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam 13.6 km

35€ - 45€

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam 13.6 km

1€ - 3€

Amsterdam Centraal Station → Zaandam
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COVID-19 help in Netherlands

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1351

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Yes, travel within Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zaandam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zaandam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zaandam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Last updated: 21 Apr 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam is to drive which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 14 min.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam is to train. Taking this option will cost 7€ - 17€ and takes 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Centraal Station station and arriving at Zaandam, Walraven van Hallstraat. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zaandam. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam Centraal Station and Zaandam is 8 km. The road distance is 13.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs 7€ - 17€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam bus services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Amsterdam, Centraal Station.

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Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam is to train which takes 12 min and costs 7€ - 17€. Alternatively, you can line 391 bus, which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 28 min.

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  • Distance: 8.4 km
  • Duration: 12 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam Centraal Station, Netherlands and Zaandam, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 7€ - 17€ and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, Connexxion operates a bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to Zaandam, Walraven van Hallstraat every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 2€ - 4€ and the journey takes 28 min.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 17€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
12€ - 17€
Bus operators
Connexxion
Other operators
Taxi from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
TCA Taxi
Phone
+31 20 777 7777
Website
tcataxi.nl
Taxi Team Amsterdam
Phone
+31 64 444 4087
Staxi
Phone
+31 20 705 8888
Website
staxi.nl
PrimoTaxi
Phone
+ 31 10 262 2540
Website
primotaxi.nl
Goedkoopnaarschiphol.NL
Phone
+31 20 260 0810
Website
goedkoopnaarschiphol.nl

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Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Zaandam, Walraven van Hallstraat station.

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Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Zaandam station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam is 14 km. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Zaandam.

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