De Kat is the only remaining working windmill in the world which makes paint. The mill is in the Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad.Plan to see Molen De Kat and other attractions that appeal to you using our Zaandam online day trip planner .
The original mill 'De Kat' was built in 1646 as an oil mill. In 1782 the mill was destroyed by fire but the mill was rapidly rebuilt again. The mill was in use until 1904 and then was partially demolished.
In 1960 the eight-sided paint mill 'De Duinjager' was removed from its former position owing to urban development and placed on top of the old storehouse of 'De Kat'. The mill is again grinding raw materials such as chalk to make pigments for paints in the traditional way. The mill is owned by the Vereniging De Zaansche Molen.
Molen De Kat Reviews
5 euro per entrare all'interno, 3 piani del del mulino, vederlo in funzione e leggerne la storia. Attenzione alle persone obese o non stabili nelle gambe perché c'è una scaletta angusta per arrivare a... more »5 euros to enter the interior, 3 floors of the mill, see it in operation and read its history. Beware of obese or unsteady people in the legs because there is a cramped ladder to get to the top and see the view and the big blades that keep spinning. The De Kat Mill is the last remaining wind mill in the world.
Το εισιτήριο είναι 5 ευρώ και αξιζει να το δεις εσωτερικά και να μάθεις πως δουλεύει ένας ανεμόμυλος. Φυσικά υπάρχει και πωλητήριο. more »The ticket is 5 euros and it is worth to see it internally and learn how a windmill works. Of course there's a shop.
De Kat - The only working paint and dye mill in the whole entire world. It is amazing. You can see the paint and dye being made and explore the levels of the windmill and see the moving machinery. When me and my family came, we bought a combo ticket for the windmill. It is about €5 admission for adults and €2 admission for under 17 s. Photos can be taken. The paint and dye produced can be bought from the shop as well as other items. There is a balcony where there are amazing views. I am amazed and satisfied with this visit and recommend going. It is also free with the iamsterdam card
Visit a piece of art history. Fascinating to experience the birth of the reds, blues and yellows that have shaped European Art over the years. A great, working mill with an interesting story. Definitely worth a visit.
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
View all >
Side trips from Zaandam
Hidden gems in Zaandam
Museums in Zaandam
Nearby attractions in Zaandam
Shopping in Zaandam
Duration: 2h 30min
Plans to Molen De Kat by other users
1 day in Zaandam BY A USER FROM TURKEY January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Haarlem BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Holland BY A USER FROM LEBANON October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in Singapore & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Holland BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Poland, Berlin & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium