By car

Easily accessible

D’Swarte Walvis is situated nearby exit roads towards the A8 and A7, so it is very easily accessible. Search for ‘Kalverringdijk’ in your navigation system or make your own route

We have our own parking lot at the entrance of the Zaanse Schans on which 20 cars can be parked. Besides that, there are more parking spots available in walking distance. Even if there are large groups to be expected or buses, we can make an arrangement with the parking facilities of the Zaanse Schans.

After 19:00 hrs parking is free of charge. So, parking is no problem, it’s welcoming as can be!

Kalverringdijk 15, Zaandam, The Netherlands

By public transport

Are you planning on visiting us by public transport? Train station Zaandijk Zaanse Schans (train connection between Alkmaar and Amsterdam) is located at a 15-minute walk from our restaurant. Plan your trip beforehand via the public transport planner (9292 or

By boat?

D’Swarte Walvis is situated by the Zaan in a beautiful historic area - what could possibly be more inviting than settling your own boat on our landing stage? Beware: the depth here is limited to about 1 metre.

Would you like to stay the night at this beautiful venue? Directly next to our restaurant on the Zaanse Schans one of the most beautiful B&B’s of the Netherlands is located: Heerlijck Slaapen. Six rooms are available in three monumental premises with a stunning garden by the water. There has been a lot of attention paid to the aesthetic detail as well as to personal service. For prices and further information, we refer you to the website

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