De Bonte Hen, Zaandam

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De Bonte Hen is the name of an oil mill, located in the Zaanse Schans, in the municipality of Zaanstad. De Bonte Hen is the northernmost of the mill Schans.
The original mill was built in 1693. Until 1935, the mill was preserved in its original state. This year, the mill was rebuilt. In 1975, the restoration of the mill was accomplished. Since then, the mill weekly on a voluntary basis into service. Among the mill are still the original oil cellars for the storage of oil made at the mill.
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  • This is another oil windmill, but it has an art gallery inside where you may see impressive paintings and also more on the oil pressing mechanism, each one has some details to add to the process  more »
  • There are a row of windmills here. They are really nice to see. The guide said that 95 percent are gone but it’s nice that they are saving the rest.  more »
  • It was such a lovely place to visit and learn about some of holland's history. We also got to meet some of the workers of this mill. Its the last mill along the mill walkway. Its well known for producing oils.
  • Cheap, nice staff, interesting exhibition, 5 stars well deserved

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