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De Bonte Hen

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Study on windmills

De Bonte Hen is another nice windmill factory in Zaanse. From there, you can watch the video play... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
beautiful holland

this is the traditional part of holland. where you find all the old windmill surrounded with fields... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Zaanse Schans Kalverringdijk 39 | 1509 BT Zaandam, NL, 1509 BT Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

De Bonte Hen is another nice windmill factory in Zaanse. From there, you can watch the video play on the history and development of windmills and then the actual functioning of windmills in nowadays livelihood. Interesting and meaningful. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the traditional part of holland. where you find all the old windmill surrounded with fields and canals. this is the holland i wanted to see. worth the visit. take your time walking around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We visited De Bonte Hen as part of a travel group and the experience was pretty amazing. I am not one who is big on nature and windmills but I have to say the sights were very calming and the history is pretty interesting. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LC07110224
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Skip the tour bus crowds and walk to this windmill, which is the best of the bunch! You start with a 7 min video which explains the history of windmills and how an oil mill works. Each does the work of 50 men, so they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank katie--LA-CA
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

De Bonte Hen (The Spotted Hen) is the name of an oil mill, located in the Zaanse Schans, in the municipality of Zaanstad. De Bonte Hen is the northernmost of the mill Schans. The original mill was built in 1693. Until 1935, the mill was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Manoul
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The great windmill at Zaanse Schans. The windmill is operated by the wind. The screen on the blade is to adjust the blade receiving the pressure from the wind, really inspiration

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Asep H
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I was hoping to see more information about the pigments they grind, but it was really neat to go inside and to the top/outside of this windmill- an opportunity one does not have at the windmill that grinds spices. It is a quick stop- maybe...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank msquared023
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This windmill requires a bit of walking and most of the crowds don’t bother. The end result is much more peaceful environment to admire a working windmill. A short walk is rewarding for having such a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank BeachStone2C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The day we were there was cold and very windy. This turned out to be good as we could see the workers adjust the sails on the windmill to allow more wind through to slow down the windmill which was operating too fast. You see...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a truly beautiful place to visit and it's great to be able to go inside the working windmills Worth a look.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank annL1984
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