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The Tsar Peter House

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Address: Krimp 23, Zaandam, The Netherlands
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An Interesting Local Attraction

This house is very small but well worth taking a half hour of your time to visit and investigate. I would suggest reading up on it a little before your visit so you can get a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Teresa P
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This house is very small but well worth taking a half hour of your time to visit and investigate. I would suggest reading up on it a little before your visit so you can get a clear idea of what life was like during that time frame. It's a short walk from the Inntel Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam through the center of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this on an introductory walk around the area after we just landed but it was too late then to go in so we went back another day. It was well signposted so easy to find and the lady at the front desk who took our tickets was fantastic. It was very quiet (we got there shortly after it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Netherlands and it really brings you back to the times of hardship in those days. I'd really recommend popping in when you're around.

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Thank Leo V
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I was not at all planning to visit The Tsar Peter House but it was there pretty close from where I was so decided to make a small stop. There are some nice stories to read displayed in three languages (Nl / En / Ru) and there is a small drawing made by Claude Monet.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The oldest wooden house in the Netherlands is housed inside a brick structure to protect it from the elements and to preserve it for its historical significants. The cost is 3€ to see thus small, but very detailed shed that Tsar Peter stayed in around 1697. It was a short stay while he researched ship building. The markings and character... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The guide was enthusiastic and helpful - it was clear that this was a labour of love as he explained the history of the house and all those who had visited. Kids loved being able to walk around the house and it really brought the history to life.

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Thank mansfial
London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

As we were in the area we decided to visit this as a local place of interest. It's ok - small and so it won't take you long to walk around - there are interesting facts about the house and its history. 3 euros pp was probably about right

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Amazing place with lots of details about the house and history of the royal family. Its an amazing house that is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Yes Peter the Great stayed in this little workmans shack or cottage in early1600's. No enclosed in a newer brick building. The best thing is the graffiti of past visitors

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

So perhaps it is not that big a deal that Tsar Peter the Great stayed in this 'shed' only a week and a couple of days... the big deal is the writings on glass (!) and wood by tourists that visited this 'house' centuries ago. Many dated in the 1800s. To protect the house from erosian they built a stone... More 

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