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De Gooyer Windmill

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It was nice to see a genuine Amsterdam windmill. We didn't go inside it, it was quite bizarre to see it in the middle of the city. There is a nice bar next to it called... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was nice to see a genuine Amsterdam windmill. We didn't go inside it, it was quite bizarre to see it in the middle of the city. There is a nice bar next to it called Langendijik, it was a lovely sunny day so we had drinks in there 'beach garden'. If the big tree wasn't there then you would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to stop and take a picture. But not much to do considering we dont drink. Apparently there is a brewery, people who like drinking might enjoy it more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know this is rated highly, so my family and I walked over to see it (not far from where we were staying), but I think most of the reviews are about the food and beer you can get at the cafe right here, from which most tables can't even see the windmill. For sure, the windmill is nice, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the cafe here on our first night in Amsterdam. It was a great place beside the canal on which we saw a wonderful boat in the shape of a clog! Opposite there is an ice cream shop which sells some of the most exquisite tastes that I have experienced.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A photo with a windmill is nice and easy especially when you can go there With Public transportation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the tallest windmill in the Netherlands but the only one in the City.It was built in 1609.It is a smock mill which I have seen in Kent.They have four sails,eight sloping wooden sides,a stone base and were used to grind grain.It is not in use today.You can see it for miles around!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in Amsterdam maybe the only area where you will be able to see a windmill... Definitely stop by and try one of their beers... A great place to chill and experience Amsterdam the way it should be

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

What would a visit to the Netherlands be without seeing or visiting a Windmill? Yet, I hadn't seen one until I took a bus tour to The Haag and Delft, a trio called The Three Sisters. On a very industrious touristy day in Amsterdam, I walked from the Van Gogh to the Maritime Museum, and on the way, saw this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This mill is kind of "can not miss" while being in Amsterdam. There are not too many windmills in the capital and this one, with its closely located bar is cool. Great atmosphere to sit near these beauty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Even though it is quite a walk to reach the "De Gooyer Windmill" it is worth the effort. They serve many types of beer and I advise trying them all. It is a fun experience.

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Plantage & the East
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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