Molen van Groot (Piet)
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,974 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Since 1769 this corn mill stands high on the old ramparts of Alkmaar. The mill itself has an elevated foundation (stelling) in order to make the mill structure catch more wind. Many cities in the Netherlands have similar style mills, as the authorities wanted to ensure grain could be grinded at all times (even during times with very limited wind).
Written October 21, 2022
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Like everyone else who visits the lovely city of Alkmaar, I dutifully walked to the Molen Van Groot and took a photo. And that’s about it really.
Written July 3, 2018
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zaki_mulla
London, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
It is about a km walk from the cheese museum. You can walk past the Sint-Laurenskerk square and reach this old mill.

It isn't in use anymore and you can't enter it, but it did suffice for a tourist like me purely because we could easily add it on the itinerary as a quick walk from the cheese market. It is named after the Piet family & some maps would show it as Molen van Piet, whereas google maps shows it as Piet mill. Some Piet family member still lives in it, is what I read in some news articles.

It is by a canal & there are ample shaded & sunny spots near it where you can sit for a sandwich. There is a biking road which passes by it & reaches the main road, so it is easily accessible.

So don't expect a lot, as it is a simple mill. There are better ones in Zaanse-schans. But if you are in Alkmaar, its an easy attraction to cover.
Written May 19, 2015
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HCovik
Atlanta, GA3,299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Ww walked one of the many routes through the neighboring fields and meadows (cows considered us an attraction and followed us) and along ditches and barbed wire which in the end turned into a 10 mile walk. The last mile and a half covered more rural territory and had us walk past the windmill. Luckily there was a bench and a blue sky. What a lovely sight it was. From below it is huge and it looks very well maintained. It's still in use and people still live in it.
Written September 24, 2019
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WorldTravelOne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8,648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
The 'Molen van Piet' (as it is called by locals) is the windmill owned by the 'Piet'-family. It has been in that family for a very long time, generation after generation. It is now not open for the public any longer, but of course you can walk the path around it and admire the beauty of it from a distance.
Written October 1, 2016
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68Celesteg
Leawood, KS53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Beautiful sight. An easy walk and a piece of history. Saw from both the canal ride and on the walking path
Written July 24, 2016
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vlmieke
Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
nice walk to the mill, and he works ! like most of the Mills over there :) Pitty that he was closed, not abnormal , he's inhabited :) still, you've to see him ! :D
Written March 28, 2016
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AshleyHow88
KL55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
Not working.. Think the place is unoccupied? But the surroundings are good for a couple of picture. No harm passing by. The canal along it was indeed picturesque.
Written January 17, 2016
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S_Forder
London, UK236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
You can't get into the mill so be aware its more of a walk past visit. Nice lived in mill overlooking areas where you can picnic next to the water.
Written August 10, 2015
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Lopsock
Letchworth Garden City, UK81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The first thing to say is that the windmill is rarely open, so all you can do is look at it. But it is very well maintained and definitely worth a look, and it’s a pleasant walk along the canal on a warm day.
Written September 16, 2019
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