a former city in W Netherlands, on the Zaan River, now part of Zaanstad. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for zaandam

Historical Examples of zaandam

  • At five o'clock in the morning the party took a steamer for Zaandam, or Sardam.

    Dikes and Ditches

    Oliver Optic

  • The details of Peter's life at Zaandam are known to the "youngest schoolboy."

  • A family in Zaandam has been taking care of them, but can't afford it any longer.

    The Valley of Vision

    Henry Van Dyke

  • At Zaandam, we three will separate, Jermyn will personate me, remaining in Zaandam.

  • He found that the ship had been sent by one of his old friends at Zaandam.

    The Empire of Russia

    John S. C. Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for zaandam



a former town in the W Netherlands, in North Holland: an important shipbuilding centre in the 17th century. It became part of Zaanstad in 1974
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