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De Gooyer Windmill

Plantage & the East
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Address: Funenkade 5, 1018 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 622 8325
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Very good windmill

Wanted to see a Windmill whilst in the Netherlands and this was the closest to our hotel so we decided to go. It is a couple of metres walk from a tram stop and just across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sarah B
Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wanted to see a Windmill whilst in the Netherlands and this was the closest to our hotel so we decided to go. It is a couple of metres walk from a tram stop and just across the road from it. You cannot go inside the Windmill but there is a bar and restaurant next door which seemed busy so you... More 

Thank Sarah B
Fort Worth, Texas
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90 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You do not get to see it or see how it works. To find a working windmill, you have to get outside the city. This one has a microbrewery adjacent to it, so after you've made the trek out to it, you can relax and have a beer and snack. The zoo is about 1-2 blocks south of it between... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I had pinned the De Gooyer Windmill as a must in Amsterdam as I did not want to miss one of their windmills and this was accessible by public transportation. That day was cold and raining and probably that influences my opinion but I think this is not the best windmill in the Netherlands and it is quite far from... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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454 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were touring Amsterdam on the Amsterdam City sight-seeing hop-on, hop-off bus and when we saw this giant windmill appear on the horizon, we decided to hop-off at the nearest stop and have a close look at it. It is a tremendously interesting structure and it was great to be able to admire it from close-quarters. The main structure is... More 

Thank BigHugh51
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Hard to find but well worth it. Great beer and wine. Crowded but very rewarding. Toilets only accommodated two men at a time so quite a lineup! Would go back for the beer. It's all about the beer!

1 Thank Art L
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is such a lovely area! Would definitely go and see this windmill if you are staying in Amsterdam! The brewery next door is lovely and you can get a tasting palette of beers and sit out side with the best view!!

1 Thank emily b
Vero Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This windmill sits on the edge of the city. We saw it by a bus tour. It is the tallest wooden windmill in the city. It has a symbolic significance and no practical operational value to the city at this point. The windmills at Kinderdijk would be a better use of your time which is located a bit up river... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

There is nothing to be truly spoken about the windmill although it’s the only one in the city unless you decide to head into the country side. Its average and the city surely has better touristic places to offer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This windmill, Molen de Gooyer, is located at the east part of amsterdam near the Funenkade that's why it's also called the "Funenmolen". It is the tallest wooden mill in the Netherlands. The mill is owned by the City of Amsterdam and it's not open for the public. This mill doesn't work any longer and there is nothing to do... More 

2 Thank Solodam J
Lumberton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of my favorite sites in Amsterdam! Got to see a Windmill up close. Saw several from the train. Close to center of town too. Didn't try the beer at the brewery though.

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The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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