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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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  • if you have limited time in Amsterdam, this is a good place to see windmills (working windmills) for its proximity to central Ams. The place can be quite crowded, but it is still okay. Many small muse...  more »
  • join a historical mill is an experience you must do if you go to Holland. I recommend it to all people
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  • The mill is typical of old Holland, but once you seen or been in, basically they are all the same, doing different processes. A windmill in its original process was for grinding corn into flour and th...  more »
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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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