Unusual for me to go out of town, but this is a great hotel and well worth the effort. Very distinctive and quirky facades. Making a collage of a collection of the local vernacular. Seems to work. Beauty however is more than skin deep. Rooms are well proportioned, very well equipped and spacious. Restaurant looked good. Did not eat, but had coffees on the south facing terrace.
The development is a new link from Zaandam old centre and the railway line. Th hotel is al,pst next door to the station. Far away not to be noisy. 18mins directly from Schipol airport to the hotel. EURO 5.40 single. 12 minutes into Amsterdam Central EURO 6.00 return, all very easy. Regular trains and entirely stress free. Good selection of bars and restaurant at the end of the new strip and around the older part of Zaandam. Running wise down the new strip and around the older parts of Zaandam are very pleasant. Lots of waterside running as you might expect. Will stay again.