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Pasture or Meadow Mill (De Hadel)

Pasture or Meadow Mill (De Hadel) Pasture or Meadow Mill (De Hadel), situated at het Zeilmakerspad of the Zaanse Schans, is a North-Dutch meadow-mill, coming from Midwoud. In 1968 it came to the Zaanse Schans, where it is being used to rinse through the ditches. The mill, with a wingspread of 8 meters, drives a paddle wheel. On it’s original place this little meadow-mill, build in the end of the last century,...

Mill De Bonte Hen (The Colorful Hen)

De Bonte Hen (The Colorful Hen) De Bonte Hen (The Colorful Hen) is the most northerly one of the row of mills of the Zaanse Schans. This Oil mill is on the Kalverringdijk (Zaanse Schans) in Zaandam. It is probably build in, or shortly after, 1693. In 1936 the mill was pulled down to scaffolding-level, the remainder was used as storage. In 1973 “De Zaansche Molen” became owner of that. In five years it was...

The Mill De Zoeker (The Seeker)

The Mill De Zoeker (The Seeker) The mill De Zoeker (The Seeker) is an octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding as well, which is being propped up by several stamps according to Zaanse-style. In 1925 “De Zoeker” was severely damaged by a wind-spout, but thanks to a collection in the Zaan-area it could be repaired. The disaster leaded to the foundation of association “...

The Mill “de Kat” (The Cat)

The Mill “de Kat” (The Cat) The mill “de Kat” (The Cat) is an, originally in 1781 build, octagonal scaffolding-mill, since the partial rebuilding on the Zaanse Schans in 1960 fit up as paint-mill. The upper-octagon is coming from the mill “De Duinjager” from Zaandam, which was dated about 1696. This dye mill on the Kalverringdijk (Zaanse Schans) in Zaandam. About 1900 “De Duinjager” grinded chalk and...

The Mill “De Gekroonde Poelenburg” (The Crowned Poelenburg)

The Mill “De Gekroonde Poelenburg” (The Crowned Poelenburg) The mill “De Gekroonde Poelenburg” (The Crowned Poelenburg) is a paltrok-mill (wood-saw-mill which can be turned to the wind on rollers over a brick-wall in one piece) build in 1869. It was located at “het Oostzijderveld” in Zaandam till 1963. The mill is a remarkable appearance. Not only because of it’s form but also because of the fact that it is almost completely tarred...

Mill De Huisman (The Homemaker)

Mill De Huisman (The Homemaker) Mill “De Huisman” is probably built in 1786 as sniff-mill. Later on “De Huisman” was more over fit up for the manufacturing of mustard. It is an octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding, but with a wingspread of only 11,40 meters. It is a little mill, which yet makes, there on top of the roof of the storage “De Haan” (The Cock), a...

Zaan Area Wind Mills - The Zaanse Mills

Het jonge Schaap: Zaan Area Wind Mills - The Zaanse Mills Mills, The Zaan-area became world-famous because of them. Because over centuries wind-mills supplied the (clean) energy for one of the first real industrial areas of the world. With that they formed the foundation of the prosperity of this area. With the constantly advancing technology they stepped over to other power source and the mills disappeared more and more from the...

VOC merchant ship Batavia

VOC merchant ship Batavia at shipyard, Lelystad The building of the Batavia In 1985 a start was made with the reconstruction of the Batavia on a shipyard in the Dutch city of Lelystad. Under the guidance of Master-shipbuilder Willem Vos a group of young people worked on this project. The keynote has been to achieve the most authentic reconstruction by using traditional materials and following the building methods of the day...

17th Century country estates of Amsterdam merchants alongside the river Vecht

17th Century country estates of Amsterdam merchants alongside the river Vecht In the Gooi en Vechtstreek area between Amsterdam and Utrecht a number of picturesque villages are surrounded by small lakes and woods. One of these villages is Loenen, a charming little place on the river Vecht, a place best explored on foot. In the 17th century Amsterdam patricians built stately homes here, sometimes graced with gazebos. The Gooi and Vecht Region (Gooi en...

Holland Pass (Nr. 1 City Pass)

Holland Pass (Nr. 1 Amsterdam City Pass) Holland Pass offers you great savings and convenience during your trip to Amsterdam or other cities such as Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam, Leiden, Katwijk, Lisse and other sights of interest. Simply show your "Holland Pass discount card" and enjoy unlimited discounts varying from 9-50% and special offers at museums, attractions, sightseeing tours, restaurants, public...

Alkmaar Cheese Market, Museums and Windmill

Alkmaar Cheese Market, Museums and Windmill In Alkmaar you'll witness the traditional weighing of cheeses. The world famous Cheese Market is held from April 7th to September 8th 2000 on Fridays between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Alkmaar is located in North Holland province, is one nice city which offers a taste of core Dutch traditions and culture. After tulips and windmills, cheese is the next thing that comes to mind when...

Edam and Volendam

Edam and Volendam Walking through Edam and Volendam, with their narrow and attractive alleys with picturesque houses, you feel like you have entered a painting. The yellow and red wooden shoes and traditional costumes are typical of Volendam. Edam has an extremely rich past and therefore more to offer than just cheese, as delicious as it may be! Historically a chartered town since 1357,...

Castle of Muiden (Muiderslot in dutch)

Castle of Muiden (Muiderslot in dutch) The country's most famous Medieval castle is the Rijksmuseum Muiderslot in North Holland's Muiden. Built in 1280 as a defensive castle, Muiderslot features rooms of 17th-century furniture and a garden brimming with over 400 varieties of herbs. The Muiderslot is a castle in the Netherlands, located at the mouth of the river Vecht, some 15 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam, in...
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