The Sloten Windmill – Amsterdam

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Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, Family Friendly, History Buffs, Uniquely Dutch

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Dutch, English

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The Sloten Windmill – Amsterdam is one of the oldest windmills in the city. Step back in time and learn everything about living and working in a mill dating from the 19th century. The miller looks forward to sharing his stories. And did you know that the famous artist Rembrandt van Rijn had a special connection with Sloten Windmill? Enjoy a unique experience at one of Amsterdam’s hidden gems! 

The windmill is a typical Dutch landmark. There are hundreds of windmills in The Netherlands, however the Sloten Windmill is a unique one. This windmill is a complete reconstructed polder mill and dates from 1847. It is an octagonal thatched oak wood mill and together with the ‘Akergemaal’, an electrical water pump, the mill takes care of the de-watering of the region Amsterdam West. The Sloten Windmill is located in the village Sloten, along the Haarlemmermeer Ring canal, just within the city borders of Amsterdam.

The Sloten Windmill – Amsterdam is open year round. The miller offers guided tours and tells everything about living and working in a windmill. If there is sufficient wind, you will see the miller at work.

The windmill is accessible for elderly and people in wheelchairs, as there is an elevator inside the mill.

Rembrandt van Rijn, also the son of a miller, had a special connection with Sloten. In the ‘attic’ of the mill, you can admire a presentation of several wax characters painted by Rembrandt.

The Sloten Windmill is an exceptional experience when visting Amsterdam!

After your visit, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the authentic village of Sloten. You can also visit the brewery next door: ‘De 7 Deugden’ (‘The 7 Virtues).

Why not go by bike to visit this beautiful sight?

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  • Visit one of the most famous landmarks in the Netherlands
  • See the windmill that Rembrandt van Rijn, the iconic artist, painted
  • Watch the multilingual audiovisual presentation about the life of Rembrandt
  • Great fun for children, special conducted tours available


  • Entry Windmill and Coopery Museum
  • Guided tour

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What are the opening hours?
Opening hours: Open daily from 12pm to 4pm
Closed: January 1, April 27, December 25 and 26

Guided tours are offered daily.
Is the mill wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the mill is wheelchair accessible, as it has an elevator in the mill.
How do I get to Sloten Windmill?
By Public Transport

Connexion bus 195, stop: Langsom
GVB tram 2, stop: Oudenaardeplantsoen (15 min. walk through the village Sloten to the windmill)
GVB tram 1, halte/stop Baden PowellwegSloten
Do I need to book the guided tour?
Yes, it is required to pre-book your guided tour. The guided tours start every hour.


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