De Gooyer Windmill, Amsterdam

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De Gooyer is a windmill in Amsterdam located between Funenkade and Zeeburgerstraat. It is the tallest wooden mill in the Netherlands. It is registered as a National MonumentThe names dates from the around 1609, when the mill was owned by Claes and Jan Willemsz, two brothers from Gooiland. It is also known as "The Funenmolen" ("The Mill on the Funen").The Gooyer consists of a stone foundation topped by a wooden octagonal body. The mill is owned by the municipality of Amsterdam and is not open to visitors. Although the blades are functional, they no longer operate any grinding mechanism.Next to the mill, in the former municipal bathhouse dating back to 1911, is the Brouwerij 't IJ. The mill and the bathhouse building are unrelated, and the mill fulfils no function for the brewery despite the image of a mill being in the brewery logo.HistoryThe original mill was constructed in the 16th century. After destruction and some movements, in 1725 the mill stood on the site of the current Orange-Nassau barracks. Finally, in 1814 the mill moved again to its current location on Funenkade atop the stone base of a watermill that had been demolished in 1812.This mill is the last 26 corn mills on the bastions of the 17th century walls of Amsterdam. The location of the mills was at that time very favourable as the outskirts of town provided ample wind.After the mill had fallen into disrepair, it was purchased in 1928 by the city of Amsterdam for 3200 guilders and restored. Due to the lack of power during the Second World War the mill served as a corn mill for Amsterdam. The sails were damaged on November 13, 1972 during a storm. The upper shaft broke and the blades embedded in the adjacent Nieuwevaart. Some years later the original, old Dutch type blades were restored.
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  • It is seen from afar and we went to see what it is... Nothing extraordinary d some might say but we loved discovering this mill if you beer lovers you will find well a beer that flatters your taste for this beverage coming in fifth place of the drinks in the world... just after the milk...
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  • It's a cool windmill not TOO far outside the city center. No museum or anything like that, so it's just a place to take a few pictures and grab a beer. If you're already in this part of the city defin...  more »
  • If you want to drink a good beer in peace, this is the place. With children and without. IPA beer Board. Modest prices and cool staff
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  • Nice place to taste many types of local brewed beer. There isn’t much to eat, just to nibble but the atmosphere is cool for anyone who enjoys beer
  • A total madhouse that is a must do when visiting Amsterdam. A great place to meet up while sampling locally brewed
  • Nice place to see. There is a bar next door that sites below the windmill. A good area to relax and have a drink.
  • Lovely windmill in the city great for photo ops
  • Nice. beautiful view. i had good time tehre

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