De Kat is the only remaining working windmill in the world which makes paint. The mill is in the Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad.
The original mill 'De Kat' was built in 1646 as an oil mill. In 1782 the mill was destroyed by fire but the mill was rapidly rebuilt again. The mill was in use until 1904 and then was partially demolished.
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|Sunday||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Abdel Halim Atta | Mar 26, 2018
One of the most amazing places I have ever visited. I got acquinted with some typical Dutch history. During the tour I visit an operating windmill and experienced the traditional wooden shoe production process. Also I got a peek into a dairy farm and of course taste the typical Dutch cheese that they produce. Must visit.
Mickey Nguyen | Apr 1, 2018
The windmill is very small but cosy and beautiful. Do watch your step and head as there are health and safety hazards. It is not for people with a fear of height. The courtesy of the staff there is great.
KidSuper Lin | Dec 1, 2017
Beautiful views of the windmills which are still functional. Cute little village also. A must visit to Amsterdam and the Netherlands to see the traditional Dutch life. Take the bus #391 from the Amsterdam Central Station to the end station which costs 5euro one way. (buy the ticket from the bus driver directly) The whole bus ride is about 50 minutes. Not a bad deal.
Cath Leung | Apr 3, 2018
Such a great morning spent there ! Stunning windmills highlighted my journey in Amsterdam
Ron van Bruchem | Apr 11, 2018
Very nice windmill. Souvenirs for a very good price.
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