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Het Jonge Schaap

Kalverringdijk 31a, 1509 BT Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 640 1377
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Grinding Pebbles to Make Cement

A working 200 year old windmill that was moved to site it has 2 uses . It grinds limestone in fine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
atravelingsingle
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London ontario
fascinating

Really interesting to look inside a working windmill and to be able to go up on to the upper raised... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kernowanya
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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Kalverringdijk 31a, 1509 BT Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A working 200 year old windmill that was moved to site it has 2 uses . It grinds limestone in fine cement and once cleaned it also grind flour for the bakery on site. It is fully functional and was grinding limestone when we were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting to look inside a working windmill and to be able to go up on to the upper raised area outside! It is a little steep to get up there so not for the unable but a nice 30 mins

Thank Kernowanya
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The original mill was built in 1680 and demolished in 1942. Between 2005 and 2007, a replica of the mill at the Zaanse Schans, between the mills “De Zoeker” and “De Bonte Hen”. The construction of the replica was based on detailed drawings Anton Sipman...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The "Het Jonge Schaap" timber sewing windmill has been constructed from scratch merely based on old drawings. After entering the mill watch the short video of the making of this mill in 2005-2007. It's informative and impressive also. Staff is friendly, knows a lot and...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This was really quite intriguing, probably not to everybody's taste, but if you're at all interested in history or the industrial development of the Netherlands, then this is riveting. It's also kind of cool to say you've been in a working windmill. We came as...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is an exact replica of an old wood-cutting windmill, and it’s great how traditional methods are still being used today! It runs on a very simple engineering concept (like the pistons in an engine) and you can actually see logs being trimmed while a...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This windmill is still functioning but probably for the tourists. I didn’t quite get any other real purpose for it. The film about history is interesting.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Visited Zaanse Schans and saw this windmill operating. Went inside the windmill (€11 family ticket, €4 adult, €2 child). First you are shown a short film about the rebuilding of the windmill - it is fascinating how precise things have to be. When you go...More

Thank TR R
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Het Jonge Schaap a wooden wind powered sawmill that is located in   Zaanse Schans. This sawmill is a wonderful working example of 17th century art that have brought the Golden Age in the Netherlands. The mill is open every day

Thank Natalija T
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is working lumber windmill as it used to be done during old days in Holland. Its interesting to see how wind power was tamed to do heavy work of wood chopping. It costs 4 euro for one time entry to the mill.

Thank Arun S
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