"Windmill with a view" Haarlem Off The Beaten Path Tip by rexvaughan
Haarlem Off The Beaten Path: 60 reviews and 60 photos
This is not an old windmill but built in the last few years to replace an 18th Century one which burned down in 1932. From old pictures it appears to be a pretty authentic reproduction. The proprietor is a very affable and knowledgeable man who gave us a tour of about 1.5 hours explaining the design, purpose and workings of everything from the sails to the winches inside. There were also several models illustrating the various uses of this ingenious apparatus. It was very good for 2 Americans who knew almost nothing about windmills. For example, they were used for 4 purposes: moving water, sawmill, millling grain and extracting oil from nuts, seeds, etc. In addition, from the upper level is a great view of Haarlem over the Spaarne River. Entrance fee was 2 Euro.
othercontact: At: Papentorenvest 1a 2001 AV
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