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Mill De Koker (The Chute)

Mill De Koker (The Chute) The mill De Koker (The Chute) was built in 1806 in Wormer and fit up as corn-mill. This Flour mill located at Oosteinde in Wormer. It is an octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding. It came from Graft but it was of Zaanse origin. It once stood in Zaandijk as paper-mill. It was named “De Hoop” (The Hope) then and got a “windletter”(...

Mill “De Ooievaar” (The Stork)

Mill “De Ooievaar” (The Stork) Mill “De Ooievaar” (The Stork) is an, originally in or shortly before 1622 as oil-mill build, octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding. The mill is situated right across mill “De Dood”. After 20 years of neglecting, “De Zaansche Molen” became owner of the mill in 1955. In the following year it was restored. “De Ooievaar” differentiates...

Mill De Bleeke Dood (The pale death)

Mill De Bleeke Dood (The pale death) Mill De Bleeke Dood (The pale death) is a, in 1655-1656 build, corn-mill. An octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding. The mill had been dismantled for years, but underwent – owned by “De Zaansche Molen” - a profound restoration in 1956. The mill cross with beard on which the years of its foundation in 1656 and the major restoration...

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...

Zaan-Region Mill Cycle Tour: The Zaanse Mill tour

Zaan-Region Mill Cycle Tour: The  Zaanse Mill tour This tour is about 54 km long and brings you by all the mills in the Zaan-region. You will also pass the Zaanse Schans (where you can pay a visit to the beautiful Zaans Museum, which has been awarded the European Honorable Mention. Here you can find almost everything about the origination of the Zaan-region.), the beautiful nature and recreation areas. In this tour there are...

Zaan-region Bicycle tour

Zaan-region Bicycle tour Zaan-region Bicycle tour which go through the beautiful Zaanse landscape. These tours are made with care and checked. You will enjoy the tours and would like to hear/read about your experiences and remarks. Also for problems/indistinctness, can be changed things immediately. This cycling-tour (+/- 34,4 km) brings you by the most beautiful places of this municipality. Have fun...

The villages and Zaandam

The villages and Zaandam The River Zaan, eleven kilometers long, is the centuries old peat bog stream on whose banks a unique area developed: the Zaan Region. Ten villages can be found amidst the Zaan polders (one of which is now the city of Zaandam) and a number of hamlets. The Zaanstreek (area of the river Zaan, Zaan Region) is a region just north of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. It is roughly...

The Zaan-Region: Places of Historic Importance: Modern and urban

The Zaan-Region: Places of Historic Importance: Modern and urban The dynamics of contrast The River Zaan, eleven kilometers long, is the centuries old peat bog stream on whose banks a unique area developed: the Zaan Region. People who land at Schiphol Airport have a good chance to see the Zaan winding through Zaan country since this area is only just north of Amsterdam. It represents a typical Dutch landscape, below sea level and...
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