When you follow the tourist trail, indicated by the footsteps laid into the pavement, along houses in disrepair, gloomy littered streets, ugly squat modern structures, graffiti and dog poo, suddenly you encounter a nice small structure; this is the museum, containing a substantial part of the original "Czaar Peterhuisje", the wooden structure where Czar Peter the great lived for a short time while learning to be a ships carpenter. I will not repeat the story of Czar Peter here, for around the little wooden shack in the middle of the museum is an walkway with an excellent resume of the history of Czar Peter in Zaandam and his experience. Furthermore, information is given how the Dutch royal family exerted themselves to preserve the "Czaar Peterhuisje". Finally you enter the wooden shack and try to imagine living here. When you have completed your round, you encounter a display which celebrates the visit in 2005 by President Putin of the Russian Federation. Indeed, many visitors from Russia are welcomed here. This attraction is to be recommended.