Zaanstad Centrum encloses the area's centre west, centre east and the station area. The total housing programme aims at building around 3.500 dwellings extra.
Zaanstad Centrum description
Stationsgebied (station area) and Centrum West
The last years Inverdan has booked a lot of success. The city centre is put on the map and a lot of the projects are completed or will be realised soon. In 2018 the programme will be completed. The remaining projects will be included in the MAAK.Zaanstad (make Zaanstad) programme. For more information visit the different MAAK websites:
Centrum Oost (Centre East) is the area at the eastside of the Zaan (stream) in the old town center of Zaandam. Zaanstad intends to connect this area better to the centre of the city.
Zaanstad reaches the better connection by expanding the assets of the area. In this way Zaanstad wants to make 'de Zuiddijk' and 'de Peperstraat' more attractive by offering space to a mix of living, working and creative places. Furthermore the quality of the public space is being improved and dwellings are being added to the area.
Already established on this location
About the area
About the area
The city of Zaanstad is a part of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. The region is functioning as a magnet because of its diverse pallet of different living environments which varies from urban core to rural periphery. Therefore there is a significant pressure in the housing market. To meet the additional demand for housing the city of Zaanstad has to build a significant part of the 300.000 new houses which are needed between now and 2040 in the AMA. We welcome partners to realize these ambitions.
To accommodate this growth:
- New city center of Zaandam: Over a 100 acres, 700 million of investments in a new canal, offices, a cinema, shops and about 2,000 new houses.
- Amsterdam-ZaanIJ Waterfront: Miles and miles of waterfront connect the river Zaan with the river IJ to downtown Amsterdam. This is a huge urban development project with numerous historical industrial sites where we develop about 7,000 new housing units.