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Zaandam(zändäm`), municipality (1991 est. pop. 130,000), North Holland prov., W Netherlands, near Amsterdam. Manufactures include food products, chemicals, lumber, and machinery. Peter IPeter I
or Peter the Great,
1672–1725, czar of Russia (1682–1725), major figure in the development of imperial Russia. Early Life
Peter was the youngest child of Czar Alexis, by Alexis's second wife, Natalya Naryshkin.
..... Click the link for more information. of Russia stayed at Zaandam in 1697 to learn shipbuilding, which was then a flourishing industry of the city. Many windmills are located near Zaandam.
a city in the province of North Holland, the Netherlands, on the Zaan River near Amsterdam. Population, 64,000(1970).
Zaandam’s industries include sawmilling, foodstuffs, chemicals, and metalworking; it was formerly important for its shipyards, which Peter I visited in 1697.