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There are 5 ways to get from Dam Square to Zaandam by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  24 min

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

€7 - €17

Cheapest option

Line 394 bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the line 394 bus from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade to Zaandam, Het Mennistenerf 391 / ...

€3 - €4

3 alternative options

Line 394 bus via Amsterdam, Centraal Station  •  43 min

  1. Take the line 394 bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to Zaandam, Het Mennistenerf 391 / ...

€3 - €4

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dam Square to Zaandam 14.5 km

€35 - €45

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Dam Square to Zaandam 14.5 km

€1 - €3

Dam Square to Zaandam by walk and train

The journey time between Dam Square and Zaandam is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 13 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11 min. Services are operated by Dutch Railways (NS). Typically 536 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12 min
Fastest journey time:
11 min
Journey distance:
13 km
Services per week:
536
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:09
Last service departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dam Square to Zaandam walk and train schedules

Dam Square → Zaandam
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Travel within Netherlands

Observe COVID-19 safety rules
Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

COVID-19 help in Netherlands

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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

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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: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Dam Square to Zaandam is to drive, which costs €1 - €3 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dam Square to Zaandam is to taxi which costs €35 - €45 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade and arriving at Zaandam, Het Mennistenerf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Zaandam. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Dam Square and Zaandam is 9 km. The road distance is 14.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dam Square to Zaandam without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs €7 - €17.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Dam Square to Zaandam bus services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade station.

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

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The best way to get from Dam Square to Zaandam is to train which takes 24 min and costs €7 - €17. Alternatively, you can line 394 bus, which costs €3 - €4 and takes 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Dam Square to Zaandam.
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  • Distance: 8.6 km
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Dam Square, Nord-Holland, Netherlands and Zaandam, Netherlands?

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Zaandam every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €7 - €17 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, Connexxion operates a bus from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade to Zaandam, Het Mennistenerf every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €3 - €4 and the journey takes 30 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 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €17
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€12 - €17
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade to Zaandam, Het Mennistenerf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
Connexxion
Bus from Amsterdam, Centraal Station to Zaandam, Het Mennistenerf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
Connexxion
Other operators
Taxi from Dam Square to Zaandam
Ave. Duration
16 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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Dam Square to Zaandam bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Zaandam, Het Mennistenerf station.

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Dam Square to Zaandam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Zaandam station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dam Square to Zaandam is 14 km. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Dam Square to Zaandam.

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