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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
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
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
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
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
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