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De Gooyer Windmill
Molen De Gooyer is (I think) the last surviving windmill in Amsterdam. It is an extremely impressive sight, though you can only view it from the outside. It dates from the early 1700's and was restored in the 1920's.
There is a bar and a large cafe next-door to the windmill.
Zeeburgerstraat (east of the city centre), Tram 14
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A windmill in the city
Many people come to Amsterdam and do not really have time to make an excursion from the city. yet, they would like to see one of the famous Dutch windmills. There are actually a handful in the city. The Degooyer windmill is the one closest to the major sights. A long walk will get you there, but there is also the option to take a subway to a closer station from the Centraal Station area.
I am sure that every path in Amsterdam has been beaten to death by tourists. Just start strolling and everything you discover will be new and exciting!
On our last day we were walking to Centraal Station and saw a small alleyway. We decided to go down and see where it led. The alley opened up into the beautiful courtyard of Oude Kirk. Right across the street from the church was a small cafe. We had a seat, ordered hot tea and listened to the church bells ring for the 11:00am mass. It was the perfect way to end this leg of our journey.
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DeGooyer Windmill, here's a 2 for 1 deal.
DeGooyer Windmill, here's a 2 for 1 deal for you. Visit a real windmill without leaving A'dam, and have a glass of the most potent beer brewed in town also.
't IJ Brewery and it's brew pub, IJ Proeflokaal, serves on tap several of its own beers. Try the Columbus, it's 9 percent alcohol - and really packs a kick.
This place gets very crowded with locals and in the know tourists. The afternoon we stopped in you could barely get in the door. We had to find a table in the basement (not much atmosphere here, but plenty of good people). Ended up comparing Dutch and American politics with a couple locals (who appeared to be feeling no pain)
Take trams 6 or 10 towards the Javaplein, get off around the Pontanus - you should be able to see the windmill from here, it's just a short walk. When returning you'll have to take either tram 6 or 7 (7 and 10 go in opposite directions here).
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