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De Gooyer Windmill

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Address: Funenkade 5, 1018 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Nothing really to do or are you able to enter the only working windmill in Amsterdam. Take a few pocs have a beer at the brewpub next door and DONE. Its about a 35 minute walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though the location is off in a different direction, away from the rest of the places you'd probably be visiting, this is a must-visit. It's a wooden windmill located in the city! And it makes for some amazing photographs during sunset. What's more, it comes with a microbrewery attached. I skipped the Heineken Experience boat ride as I'd had... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elevated to catch the wind above the houses. There is a good small brewery nearby with real Amsterdam beer.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

In Amsterdam, there are souvenir windmills in every shop, pictures on every postcard, and on every piece of china. There are a monument to ingenuity and engineering marvels of the past. This large mill is very impressive from the outside, however that's as far as the tour goes. There is no tour. Inside it is a private residence, as far... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing really to do or are you able to enter the only working windmill in Amsterdam. Take a few pocs have a beer at the brewpub next door and DONE. Its about a 35 minute walk from the ciry centre.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stopped by to see a genuine dutch windmill. Building itself was interesting but the blades were off and didn't have the full effect. Next to the river and was still pretty cool! When the blades are back, it will be much nicer. Stop for a beer too, sit outside and enjoy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We went to see the De Gooyer Windmill because we could not visit Holland and not see a Windmill, and I have to say it was very impressive, it is a little further out of the centre than most attractions but is easy to get to via the number 10 tram which you can catch from by the Rijkmuseum and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The windmill itself is currently missing its blades (mid-October 2016). There are two cafes / biergartens adjacent to choose from. It's a nice place for a bier, especially on a Saturday afternoon when it was very lively. Two pils were 5E.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you've got time and enjoy a walk, this can be taken in on a self-guided tour, linking up with several other areas that you would like to see. Not a relaxing spot, though, busy and built up. More of a see it, move on affair.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed in a hotel very near the Anne Frank house and heard there was a wind mill pretty close nearby. We mapped it and decided to walk and see sights along the way to it. It was quite the walk, and for our return trip we took a bus back. The windmill was fun to get a picture of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

It's a nice photo opportunity while in Amsterdam but not much else. There is a cafe and a pub next to it, however that's all. It's easily accessible on the City Sightseeing Bus so it's easy to jump on and off. Maybe just take a picture from the bus though.

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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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