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Reviewed 1 week ago

Molen De Kat is one of six historic windmills in Zaanse Schans. Originally built in 1664, De Kat is the only remaining windmill in the world that is used to grind raw materials like chalk to create pigments for paint and dyes. The cost to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 13 September 2019

This Windmill is one of many in the area. When in the Netherlands seeing working, traditional windmills is a must. This particular windmill has been restored a couple of times throughout it's life and is a dye mill. You can visit it for € 5,00...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sm05060
Reviewed 15 August 2019

This is a must if you visit Amsterdam. A live working mill where you can see the men starting the spinning process, go up steep stairs inside right to the top (no good for prams or babies), see the view, walk around freely - excellent...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank michelle480
Reviewed 14 August 2019

There are a few windmills in the area but we visited this one as part of a tour so the price was included. It tells you about the history of the windmill and you can see it in action. You can also climb the very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tinylass
Reviewed 13 August 2019

This is the only windmill that makes dies for oil paintings from natural minerals, you may purchase some of them inside and also climb to the second floor and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Marco Tulio A
Reviewed 3 August 2019

Very interesting place to see how a windmill can produce paints. You can buy samples of paints while visiting the windmill.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

The old windmills are the symbol of the Netherlands. It’s nice that they are saving some. This one is pretty nice.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

Getting up and going down from the mill is quite of an adventure. But the views are amazing and worth it. Definitely worth it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 418vladv
Reviewed 16 June 2019

The Molen de Kat was our favorite windmill to visit while at the Zaanse Schans. We chatted with the owner while we were buying samples of the paints produced at the mill and it was a fascinating conversation. Paint grinding is not the first use...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank swtraveler15
Reviewed 14 June 2019

Like the other mills at Zaanse Schans, entry cost 5 Euros, worth it from the view of the site and surrounding meadows from the first floor platform, complete with turning sails. An interesting little museum amidst the grinding wheels which were used to make dye...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mike S
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