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Schiedam Windmill

Schiedam, The Netherlands
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Interesting visit to almost the tallest windmill in the world. Nice view. The person in charge was... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2016
Rosana B
working windmills

8 working windmills all built in 1738, are used to pump water into reservoirs. They are lived in... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2015
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Reviewed April 14, 2016

Interesting visit to almost the tallest windmill in the world. Nice view. The person in charge was super nice and he explained us a lot of things about the windmill.

Thank Rosana B
Reviewed December 16, 2015

8 working windmills all built in 1738, are used to pump water into reservoirs. They are lived in full time by families whose job it is to keep them in working condition 24/7. I was able to go into one and climb to the top....More

Thank JudyLou2014
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very nice to see a old windmill almost in the center of the schiedam city. Located near the canal is plus.

Thank findvijayanand
Reviewed August 1, 2015

Truly a sight to be seen. Climb your way to the top and enjoy a great view, and see the inner workings of traditional mills alongs the way.

2  Thank michelb76
Reviewed May 19, 2015

The city of Schiedam is gradually restoring one windmill after another, that once lines the city walls. These 'industrial' windmills are the tallest in the world. Some can be visited or seen in working order. But the nicest thing is the effect on the city...More

Thank HansCB
Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was a great museum: it had a good summary of the history of gin making and of grinding the grain for making the maltwine that then is distilled into jenever. But the real highlight is the upper floors, with the reconstruction of an 18th-century...More

Thank melted_snowball
Reviewed November 8, 2014

Schiedam is a historic city that suffered relatively little bomb damage during World War II. This means that much of the historic core is intact, and in particular five of the tall stone windmills along the canals surrounding the inner city: called De Noord, Walvisch,...More

1  Thank MKMapman
Reviewed May 15, 2014

In schiedam there are many windmills, one is said to be the highest in the world? There are a few windmills with entrance to the top so you get a full view of the town. There a few with there own shops inside selling their...More

Thank ukjules59
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We took to the tour of the Palmboom (Palm tree) Windmill and really enjoyed it. The bottom portion of the building is a small museum recounting the history of mills in the area (all in Dutch) and the upper portion was a fully operational grain...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed October 11, 2013

You experience the production of flour as it was produced centuries ago and halfway up you can get out and have a view on Old Schiedam with its magnificent windmills. The museum is very good but try to get into mill "de Vrijheid", where you...More

Thank Rein-Gourmand
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