Sean Dom

Sean Dom probably comes closest to pronouncing Zaandam, and it’s the city I live in, the city of windmills. I was wondering what Zaandam is known for and why the hell anybody would want to visit this town.

Zaanse Schans, Sence-uh scans.
From all over the world, but especially from Japan and China, people come to visit De Zaanse Schans. I must say that Zaandam is pretty unpronounceable, but De Zaanse Schans beats that easily.

Vrede = Peace in English, just so you know!

Vrede = Peace in English, just so you know!

It is Beautiful though, and you can stroll around and really get to know how it was in the days. As a local, you will probably never find me there.

zaanse schans

Dam tot Dam loop. Dom tod dom loop (like in slope minus the s)

Once a year we have one of the biggest runs in Zaandam, amazing! 23.000 people taping their nipples and running 16 km. (Not taping your nipples would be rather stupid, I go there every year.. I know)


To write down how you pronounce De Dam tot Dam Loop, well, a lot of English people pronounce it somewhat like Damn to Damn, whilst actually it’s more Dom to Dom. Both Zaandam and Amsterdam have a Dam, and people run from one to another.

Amsterdam, Am (like Amish) stir dom

I don’t think I mentioned it, but Zaandam is kinda like a suburb of Amsterdam. Only 15 minutes by train and you can have the Amsterdam experience.


I remember being in Italy once, just a random small place at the Como lake. I entered a shop and on the table there was a book. It was opened on a certain page, and on that page was this:

Hotel Inntell, Zaandam

Hotel Inntell, Zaandam

This building rises tall in Zaandam, but it’s known all over the world. Everybody has got something to say about it. You either love it or you hate it. Speaking for myself I think it’s pretty cool, and it is a real eye catcher. All different kinds of Zaanse Homes put on top of each other.. Brilliant!

So far my own touristic view of Zaandam, allthough there’s a lot more to know, but I’ll just save that for next time!









CD release party Boss Capone!

Although a few people may have heard from Boss Capone, you may have heard from The Upsessions! No? Shame on you! Here’s a link, get educated:

The Upsessions

You may like the sweet vibe, I know I do, because it gives me a summer feel and depending on the song it will even bring me in a dancing mood, just check it out and let me know what you think about the music!

On the 6th of july Boss Capone presented his new album (also released on Vinyl) and I was really anxious to go there, not only because I’m a huge fan of early reggae, but also because Boss is a friend of mine (In the early days of the Upsessions they even recorded their first album at my place).

He recorded the complete album in his own studio, using just one mic! And who guessed this is the sound he would get:

Boss Capone

Boss Capone got the crowd to move, just like the name of the album suggests. And especially with the funky reggae songs the crowd went crazy. So, while everybody was minding their own business in the red light district of Amsterdam, a club called Winston Kingdom was shaking and doin’ the reggae.