Windmills Amsterdam

Windmills Amsterdam

Most people, when they think of Holland, are referring to cheese, clogs, tulips and windmills! Because there are still a few windmills that can be found in Amsterdam, it is to visit a couple of them. And… Some of these are still in use! A visit to one of these iconic monuments is always worthwhile. We’ve selected our favorites in every direction of the city of Amsterdam.

 

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  1. Molen van Sloten

The Rembrandt Molen van Sloten is located on the outskirts of the city and is the only windmill in Amsterdam that runs daily. The mill can be visited from 10:00 to 16:00. People have to pay for this.

  1. De Riekermolen

The Riekermolen is located on the Kalfjeslaan near the Amstel. The mill is characterized by the statue of Rembrandt that stands next to the mill. Rembrandt made many drawings along the banks of the river. The Riekermolen can also be visited on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00. You can visit this place to make some beautiful pictures. After you visit the mill, we recommend you to also take a walk at the Amstelpark, which is nearby.

 

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  1. De Gooyer

This mill is the last remaining of a large group of flour mills that stood on the bulwarks of the Buitensingelgracht between the 17th century and the end of the 19th century. The last ones, except for the Gooyer, were demolished around 1900. The location of the mills was very favorable for that time. Located on the outskirts of the city they caught enough wind. The largest wooden windmill is owned by the municipality of Amsterdam and cannot be viewed from the inside. Still, you can come here to view it and have a drink next to the mill at Brouwerij ‘t IJ.

  1. De 1200 Roe

The 1200 Roe Mill is located on the Haarlemmerweg. The name of the mill is based on the distance to the Haarlemmerpoort. At the moment the mill has no function, besides that people live in the mill. The mill is therefore not open to the public.

  1. D’Admiraal

D’Admiraal is the only chalk and trash mill at Buiksloot in Amsterdam. It is the only remaining mill of this type. The mill was commissioned by Elisabeth Admiraal’s husband. The mill can be visited, but only on Saturdays.

  1. De Gaaspermolen

The Community Mill, as it is officially called, was built in 1707 and restored at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The windmill on the Lange Stammerdijk in Southeast maintains the water level in the Community Polder and is therefore one of the few windmills in the west of the Netherlands that still really fulfills its function.

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Alison Bakker

Hello, I’m Alison and I love my city. I’ve always believed Amsterdam has so much more to offer than what the guidebooks tell you. But as a visitor, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the highlights and miss out on having an authentic Amsterdam experience. That’s why I’m passionate about showing you my city from a truly local perspective.

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