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De Zoeker, Zaandam

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De Zoeker is the name of an oil windmill, located in the Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad. Its purpose is to press seeds such as linseed and rapeseed into vegetable oil. It is the only oil mill still in operation, and is one of five remaining oil mills in the area.The mill was built in 1672 in Zaandijk. The mill continued with few interruptions until 1968, when it was moved to the Schans.The mill is owned by the Vereniging De Zaansche Molen.
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  • Nice touch of video intriduction , smell of grinding spices; a working wind mill , little shopping place. All of it makes it a must see place when you visit zaanse Schans  more »
  • and the same owner makes you a demonstration and an explanation. Then you can take by 4 euros a cup of chocolate boiling that you going to thaws. It is 7 degrees below zero.
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  • One of the working mill complex-map of Amsterdam card entry to all included, separate 4-5 euros each. The mill served as before one or two workers who still shod wooden national shoes.
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  • Great Oil mill. Inside you will find a TV with an explanation of the excellent engineering of the mill and how the oil is produced. A man doing the process is there as well.
  • Very beautiful windmill with a little museum.
  • Very pretty place, the very well-preserved windmills, highly recommended visit.
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  • You must visit this beautiful area
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  • I recommend viewing the mills ....
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