Museummolen Schermer
Museummolen Schermer
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesPoints of Interest & Landmarks
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We are closed from November 1 2019 until March 1 2020. A unique piece of water management from the Golden Age. The Museum Mill is one of the mills that is left over and you can see it from top to bottom. You see how the mill works and how people used to live in the mill. Come to the Schermer and enjoy the vast landscape, the mills and the history of the reclamation.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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mudman01
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
This is a hidden gem discovered by my daughter on the internet. For anyone who is interested in history or the importance of windmills in shaping the Netherlands, this is a must see..amazing place!
Written 28 July 2019
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NLxpat
Katwijk, The Netherlands165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
Museum windmill in Beemster polder is one of three mills located closely together. It’s located close to Alkmaar but also only half hour drive from Amsterdam. Some other mills can be spotted too.
Mill used to reclaim land from the sea ( “polder” - mill location some 4 meter below sea level!) by pumping water out. There is video ( alternating in Dutch German and English) to explain why and how Beemster polder was created. The windmill can be fully visited : ( traditional) living quarters as well as the mills hardware all the way to the top. Also has maquettes inside showing layout polder with windmill locations and drainage system.
This windmill museum fortunately not (yet) overrun by tourists.
Written 21 July 2019
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1Pieter H
Santa Ana, Costa Rica167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2013 • Family
The Schermer is one of the big polders which still counts with working - 17th century built - windmills. The one at the Noordervaart since many years is also a museum. I came here already as a teenager and this time wanted to show my own teenage son how a real dutch windmill works.

The visitor centre and the exterior of the mill are accesible for wheelchairs, but the interior of the windmill not, as there are many narrow & steep stairs. Free parking along the road in front of the windmill.
Written 1 August 2013
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Karen G
Ames, IA308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Visiting with our B&B host, we were shown pictures his wife had taken and were introduced to this windmill. It seemed like just a Dutch windmill we had always envisioned. Since it was just a few minutes drive and we needed something to do on a rainy day, we soon found ourselves at this windmill.

In the Netherlands, we took many windmill tours, but this was the best. I enjoyed the movie which told about the mill and area, plus the museum displaying how a windmill family lived in the bottom of the mill, (I still can't imagine sitting up in their tiny beds to sleep.) The main attraction was the working mill itself. We watched a huge wooden screw carry water out of one canal into another and then climbed the stairs to see how the windmills themselves worked.

The gentleman running the mill gave us a great tour, explained how it worked and answered all of our questions. We did not go as part of a tour group, but drove there in our own car. After paying a fee for the museum and viewing the mill, the operator was available to visit with us. The bonus was his explanation of how the water mills in an area all worked together under the direction of the local mill supervisor.

This is truly a hidden gem in the Netherlands countryside.
Written 10 October 2019
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theleedsgirl
Leeds, UK61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
We cycled to the museum from Alkmaar. It was an easy 45 minute ride with drink stops (weather was 28c!). There is a huge windmill that you can climb inside and also some great spots for taking photos. There was an archimedes screw that you can operate, to fully understand how it works to drain the land. The outbuilding had an information video in Dutch, German and English. We got tickets for €2 each on SocialDeal. Bargain! It is only a small place so don't expect to spend hours there.
Written 19 July 2019
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Joe9069
Bromley, UK216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Couples
The windmills were spectacular standing majestic on the banks of the river. The clog shop was good and the demonstration of the modern day making of them interesting. The cheese shop with tasting was a delight.
Written 1 July 2016
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MijnlieverdFH
Tagum City, Philippines4,145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
T'was a wonderful experience to have visited this awesome place and see the typical dutch structure. The inside in one of the three windmills stored the artifacts. The display inside reflected the typical dutch household and the functionality of the windmills.

Come and see it for yourself. It is not so far from the cheese market display in Alkmaar.
Written 11 March 2015
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Fabrizio B
Roma32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
An interesting, esaily accessible, easy to visit windmill, just off the side of the main road (N243, Schermerhorn). Price is fair and you get to see every detail of the windmill, its history and main use. Everything is very well kept, windmill functions regularly and it might also be a good idea to see the short introduction film before the visit so once in the mill, functions and usage are clear to understand.
Suggestion: souvenirs are ok but slighlty overpriced with respect to other places.
Written 5 June 2014
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Ana Paula Z
Sao Paulo, SP227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2013 • Couples
We took a half-day excursion from Amsterdam to Alkmaar and stopped at the Molen complex on our way back to Amsterdam. It was an awesome experience to get inside the windmill and see how it works to pull the water from one place to another.
It was a very windy day and being inside it was very exciting!
Written 9 August 2013
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belbest
london681 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
If you are visiting alkmaar then take another 19 mins car drive to visit the area if schermerhorn where you will see around 15 from the 52 drainage water mills from the 16th century.one of these mills is the museum and it is cinstructed by 8 heavy wooden uprights and are connected by bearing beams,corbels and cross beams,there are are cross sails,an archimedean screw and the watercourse etc. very interesting and the surrounding area is beautiful.
Written 20 April 2013
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