De Bonte Hen is the name of an oil mill, located in the Zaanse Schans, in the municipality of Zaanstad. De Bonte Hen is the northernmost of the mill Schans.Put De Bonte Hen on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Zaandam visit planner.
The original mill was built in 1693. Until 1935, the mill was preserved in its original state. This year, the mill was rebuilt. In 1975, the restoration of the mill was accomplished. Since then, the mill weekly on a voluntary basis into service. Among the mill are still the original oil cellars for the storage of oil made at the mill.
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This is another oil windmill, but it has an art gallery inside where you may see impressive paintings and also more on the oil pressing mechanism, each one has some details to add to the process
This is another oil windmill, but it has an art gallery inside where you may see impressive paintings and also more on the oil pressing mechanism, each one has some details to add to the process more »
There are a row of windmills here. They are really nice to see. The guide said that 95 percent are gone but it’s nice that they are saving the rest.
There are a row of windmills here. They are really nice to see. The guide said that 95 percent are gone but it’s nice that they are saving the rest. more »
wonderful personalized experience! the woman running the tour was very cheerful, very accommodating and clearly had a passion for sharing the mill's history with the guests. she absolutely made the experience! unfortunately, the mill was not operating at the time of our visit as the wind was not strong enough, which was a bit disappointing, but the tour was lovely, personalized and i was happy to patronize the last mill on the walk cash only - for the time being!
The whole place is very charming and beautiful. You have a total of 8 windmills one next to each other. Some of them have a small museum inside or just a small store. It's a very interesting place that definitely worth the visit.
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