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The Tsar Peter House

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Address: Krimp 23, Zaandam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 75 681 0000
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Darn cute

This is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Netherlands and it really brings you back to the times of hardship in those days. I'd really recommend popping in when you're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Leo V
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Netherlands and it really brings you back to the times of hardship in those days. I'd really recommend popping in when you're around.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was not at all planning to visit The Tsar Peter House but it was there pretty close from where I was so decided to make a small stop. There are some nice stories to read displayed in three languages (Nl / En / Ru) and there is a small drawing made by Claude Monet.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The oldest wooden house in the Netherlands is housed inside a brick structure to protect it from the elements and to preserve it for its historical significants. The cost is 3€ to see thus small, but very detailed shed that Tsar Peter stayed in around 1697. It was a short stay while he researched ship building. The markings and character... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The guide was enthusiastic and helpful - it was clear that this was a labour of love as he explained the history of the house and all those who had visited. Kids loved being able to walk around the house and it really brought the history to life.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

As we were in the area we decided to visit this as a local place of interest. It's ok - small and so it won't take you long to walk around - there are interesting facts about the house and its history. 3 euros pp was probably about right

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Amazing place with lots of details about the house and history of the royal family. Its an amazing house that is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Yes Peter the Great stayed in this little workmans shack or cottage in early1600's. No enclosed in a newer brick building. The best thing is the graffiti of past visitors

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Breukelen Ut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

So perhaps it is not that big a deal that Tsar Peter the Great stayed in this 'shed' only a week and a couple of days... the big deal is the writings on glass (!) and wood by tourists that visited this 'house' centuries ago. Many dated in the 1800s. To protect the house from erosian they built a stone... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

It is small house in another house :), just because it is too old then it should be protected. I learned another piece of history when I came here and I was happy about that. It is not too far to walk and easily missed. Ticket is 3euro

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Finedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This small shack was twice visited by Tsar Peter while he was gaining knowledge to be able to build better ships for the Russian Navy - The house was rescued by the Town for posterity after it became obvious that it had gained a reputation for Peter having stayed there. The fascinating aspect for me was the amount of ancient... More 

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