The Nuttall Encyclopedia
town in North Holland, 5 m. NW. of Amsterdam; intersected with a network of canals, with various manufactures, including shipbuilding, and a considerable trade; it was here Peter the Great wrought as a ship carpenter in 1699, and the house is still preserved in which he lived, with a stone tablet inscribed "Petro Magno Alexievitch."
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Zaandam'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/z/zaandam.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.