Draining mill


The Sloten Windmill is a tower mill, with an octagon from 1847. The mill lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam, on the ring canal and it ensures that the water level in the lower-lying surroundings remains below a specific level, by draining the area.

Guided Tour


A number of enthusiastic volunteers give a guided tour through the mill. And whenever possible, the miller shows how he turns the mill cap so that the vanes face the wind, how the vanes rotate or how they are stopped, and how he puts the sails in the vanes.