Molen Van Sloten
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Sloten Windmill is a functioning draining mill and at the same time the only windmill in Amsterdam which is open daily to the public. The Mill is situated in the outskirts of Amsterdam not far from Schiphol Airport. It controls the water level in the western part of Amsterdam. This area is situated more than 2 meters below sea level. The Sloten Windmill is a rebuilt mill, dating from 1847. The whole year long the Mill can be visited daily (except Jan. 1st, April 27th and December 25 and 26). The windmill is a non-profit organisation, run by volunteers. Knowledgeable guides will gladly explain the working of the mill during a guided tour. And if possible the miller will demonstrate how the top of the mill is turned, or how to stop the mill.
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Nikitta B
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Nov 2022 • Couples
Really lovely place to visit. Easy to reach from central Amsterdam via tram and set in beautiful surroundings. We had a wonderful experience and learnt about the history and upkeep of the windmill. Very friendly staff.
Written 15 November 2022
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Ryan H
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Oct 2022 • Couples
I would highly recommend visiting here. We had such a great experience getting a tour of the windmill and learning about the history of windmills in the Netherlands.
Written 13 November 2022
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Allison H
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Oct 2022 • Couples
This was one of my favorite things I did in Amsterdam. It’s a little outside of the city, but so worth it. We had the best tour guide, though I can’t remember his name. He was a volunteer. I learned so much about not only windmills, but history as well. Would definitely recommend!
Written 13 November 2022
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Chris D
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Nov 2022 • Couples
Thanks for a great tour, very informative and interesting, very well put together, with a knowledgeable guide. The Molen van Sloten, definitely a worth while visit to make when you are in Amsterdam.
Written 7 November 2022
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Lynne
Aberdeen, UK8 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
A super friendly team welcomed us. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made our visit so interesting and informative. We had not planned on visiting the mill but are so glad we did. It was one of those unexpected pleasures when travelling.
Written 7 November 2022
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Maureen C
Boston, United States66 contributions
Oct 2022
Excellent tour of the history and inner workings of a windmill. We were able to tour all floors and gain an understanding of how the windmill works and it's important place in Dutch history. Staff were very friendly and were willing to answer all our questions. Highly recommend visiting this windmill on the outer canal in Amsterdam. Easily to get to by public transportation - Tram #2.
Written 11 October 2022
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Erica G
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Sep 2022 • Family
Wonderful experience for my 13-year old. We enjoyed learning about the windmill in a personal tour. The village of Sloten was charming and it was so easy to get to by tram. After spending time in central Amsterdam, we loved seeing another part of the city. Highly recommend.
Written 4 October 2022
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Relax422161
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Sep 2022 • Couples
Visited the place with my wife and 3.5 year old! It was a great experience where we learnt a lot from Martin (tour guide) who very passionately showed us how the mill works and the overall history of it. I strongly recommend the same in your next visit to Amsterdam, especially when you are traveling with your children
Written 22 September 2022
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Mark S
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Sep 2022 • Solo
Very cool and informative! The volunteers are very nice and it’s important to help preserve this part of history. I learned a lot and definitely recommend for a little off the beaten path trip
Written 19 September 2022
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TING CHUN L
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Aug 2022 • Solo
the tour guide grandpa is really kind and warm, use interesting words to tell us the history and the story behind.
Highly recommended!!!!
Written 24 August 2022
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