One of Holland’s many famous windmills, the De Gooyer Windmill was used as a flour mill and dates back to the 16th century. It is one of the few remaining windmills located within Amsterdam, and is also the tallest one in the entirety of the Netherlands.
Octagonal in shape, the wooden windmill was once a part of a group of five windmills located here though it is the only one remaining. It has been built, destroyed, and rebuilt over time, with its wooden facade over the original stone placed in 1814. Though it is not open to the public, it remains an important site and a standing relic of the history of Amsterdam. There are false claims that beer is brewed inside, when in fact it is merely served beside it. The famous windmill is often visited on biking, walking, and boating tours of the city.
You’ll find the De Gooyer Windmill located between Funenkade and Zeeburgerstraat, next to the IJ brewery which pours traditional Dutch beers. It is about 35 minutes walking from the city center.