The Sloten Windmill (Molen van Sloten) is a reconstructed, working mill from 1847. It is the only mill open to the public in Amsterdam. An audiovisual presentation about Rembrandt's life, called 'Rembrandt in the attic' is shown here. There is also a model called 'Amsterdam and the water', showing the landscape as it was in 1630.
Free with I amsterdam City Card
You get free entrance to Windmill van Sloten with the I amsterdam City Card!
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.
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.
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