Visit the MonetAtelier and see Zaandam through the eyes of the world famous French painter Claude Monet. Monet made twenty-four landscapes and one portrait during his Zaandam period. The Zaandam paintings comprise the first large group of works from a single location and a continuous period. Back in France, Monet adopted this approach on several other occasions. His famous series such as the haystacks, the poplars on the River Epte, the Cathedral of Rouen and the water lilies in Giverny were all created in this way.