Coordinates: 52°28′N 4°46′E / 52.467°N 4.767°E / 52.467; 4.767

Westzaan is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Zaanstad, and lies about 13 km northeast of Haarlem.

Westzaan was a separate municipality until 1974, when it became a part of Zaanstad.[1]

In 2001, the town of Westzaan had 2130 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.34 km², and contained 834 residences.[2] The statistical district "Westzaan", which covers the village and the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4580.[3] Westzaan has the only wind powered paper mill in the world.


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Bevolkingskernen in Nederland 2001 [1]. Statistics are for the continuous built-up area.
  3. ^ Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005 [2]. As of 1 January 2005.

External links

Former town hall of Westzaan