Schiedam Travel Guide

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Schiedam Things to Do

  • Cobra exposition

    An unusual exposition at the "Stedelijk Museum" in Schiedam from March-September 2003. The Cobra collection of this museum is significant.March 19th 2003: I went to see a preview.Cobra (Copenhagen/Brussels/Amsterdam) is a movement in the 50s of artists like Karel Appel, Corneille, Lucebert etc. Painters and poets. The Corba organisation only...

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  • Windmill De Walvisch

    This tall windmill named "De Walvisch" (Whale) is one of the most popular windmils, because it houses a great mill-shop. You can visit the mill-shop at Thursday & Friday from 10.00 - 17.00 hrs, and Saturday from 10.00 - 16.00 hrs. You can buy all kind of meal and other baking product, produced in the windmill.The miller's name is Fred Prins.You may...

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  • Windmill De Drie Koornbloemen

    Schiedam is world wide known for its windmills. These are the tallest ones ever built.This tall one is the eldest one named "De Drie Koornbloemen",or The Three Corn-flowers.Built in 1770 ... for burning malt and corn.This windmill has been used, too, for bakers, for mahogany, for rice, for stone ...The last time the windmill has been renovated was...

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  • A History Walk

    Going for a walk in Schiedam is like walking right into history of ages ago.The view is adorable and I am sure you'll enjoy the very friendly sphere.A walk along the canals is even more historic when walking to the 3 museums which are very close to each other and, close to the nice little center of Schiedam. It is funny to see the modern cars...

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  • Zakkendragershuisje

    The Zakkendragershuisje is the guild house of the harbour workers responsible for carrying the goods. Its small belltower on the top makes it look like a church. The Zakkendragershuisje was built in 1725 an in use as such until the beginning of the 20th century.

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  • Grote of Sint Janskerk

    The main church of Schiedam was built from 1335 on, replacing a smaller building from the 13th century. Some alterations took place in the mid-15th century, especially after 1428 when a fire devastated a large part of the city. This included a new part in which later the city scale office moved in. Today, that part is used as parochial office, but...

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  • Korenbeurs

    The corn-exchange was built between 1787 and 1792 as a result of the growing gin industry in Schiedam. The façade of this building shows elements from baroque/rococo architecture as well as neoclassical elements. The Korenbeurs served as a corn exchange until 1918, in 1952 it was restored to have a new function. Today, the building is used by an...

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  • The old windmills in Schiedam

    Once, over 20 windmills processed grain for the Gin production, but only five of them survive today. They are the world’s tallest classic windmills. The title became a little doubtful, when in 2006 a sixth windmill of classic style was finished in Schiedam. That one is taller than the other five, but does not process grain - it is used for energy...

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  • Basilica of Saint Liduina

    Liduina was the daughter of a poor night-watchman. At the age of 14, she fell while she was ice-skating and broke a rib. While she was recovering from this accident, she became sick of multiple sklerosis and other illnesses, so that finally she had to spend most of her life in bed. It is said, that she helped or even healed sick people visiting...

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  • Nationaal coöperatie Museum

    Thsi little museum is located in a corner building. It is just behind the old-fashioned candy store where you have to go through to get to the museum. The museum msotly gives an impression of how a working-class family would live in the 1920's. It has a bedstee (cupboard bed). And it reminded me of the time i wanted one like that. My dad jsut...

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  • De appelmarktbrug (Apple market bridge)

    One of the 3 cast-iron bridges of Schiedam and this one dates back to 1860. They're the oldest examples of these kind of bridges in the Netherlands.The name Appelmarktbrug refers probably to the time when the Appelmarkt was used as such. And this bridge led to that market (which you can find before the community museum)When ships need to pass htis...

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  • De Havenkerk (Harbour Church)

    This church was build between 1822 and 1824. In the middle of the facade there is the 'all-seeing eye'. Appartently this was used to scare unruly children. They were told that the eye saw everything.. Not sure if the church is open for visits. You'll find this church almost next to the jenever-museum and i got stuck there...

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  • Look at the warehouses

    Everywhere in Schiedam you can find warehouses. Since there was a lot of brewery of jenever going on, a lot of ingredients needed to be stored. Nowadays many of them are converted or in the process of being converted to apartments. Many warehouses have the typical 'klokgevel' (bellshaped facade).The 2 warehouses on the picture on the right have the...

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  • The jenever (gin) Museum

    Since Schiedam is THE jenever city in the Netherlands, it is an absolute must to visit the jenever museum when you're there. You can learn about the history of jenever, how it is brewed and of course you can taste some in the bar which is the final part of your museum tour... It also has a very nice and sometimes funny collection of miniature...

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  • De Nieuwe Palmboom

    It works as the Museum Windmill, info, visit up to the top and amazing landscape. It dates from 1781 but ws rebuilded in 1989-1992.

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Schiedam Hotels

Schiedam Restaurants

  • A very hot tapas bar

    Mama Lucia is the bossin this little tapas bar located at a canal in the center of town. Friendly young employees serve a large variety of small and bigger tapas, with sometimes an unexpected extra dish. After dinner some extra pleasant moments with the locals at the bar. And in summer you can enjoy your meal on the boat in front of the...

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  • Beautiful place with a gorgeous garden

    During my rambles in Schiedam i was invited to have a cup of coffee in this place. And it is a beautiful place. I felt a little underdressed but hardly embarassed by it. It was unfortunately too cold yet to sit outside but i have seen the garden and it looks like an excellent spot to wile away a lazy afternoon in the sun enjoying a high tea. That...

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  • Seafood and ??

    We haven't actually eaten here but when we walked through the restaurant during the National Mill Day we knew we had to come back here someday.The restaurant had different levels were you can eat and drink, each level has it's own bar and style of tables. Picture taken May 10, 2003

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Schiedam Transportation

  • Subway into the city

    We used the subway to get to the city centre of Schiedam. The subway has 4 stops in Schiedam. It's relatively cheap and fast... ZONES They just finished the subway station last year. For traveling you will need to buy somekind of ticket. There are a few choices.If you have to travel regular you could by a week, month or year membership for a set...

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  • Cruising Around Schiedam Canals

    This is fun! Enjoy the view at Schiedam from a different perspective ...And ofcourse sailing to the wonderful windmills of Schiedam!The cruise is about one hour on a whispering open boat ... so during Easterweekend until the end of October, on Tuesdays until Sundays.Ask for Day arrangements for groups.Tickets:6.60 Euro - adultschildren 4 - 11 yrs...

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  • To Schiedam via Train or Metro

    Schiedam's train station is located on one of the busiest train lines in the Netherlands (Rotterdam-Den Haag). That means that there are several trains per hour stopping in Schiedam. But that's not the only possibility to get there. Schiedam's train station is also part of Rotterdam's metro system. I don't remember the exact amount of stripes you...

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Schiedam Shopping

  • Like walking into a childrens book

    Walking into this little shop is an experience in itself. The smell alone was worh my uying something. That nostalgic smell and then glass jars with candy everywhere. Many of them the old fashioned dutch ones that are more and more difficult to get. I had even forgot about many of them until i walked in here and was reminded of the candy jar of my...

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  • Chocolate Art

    This company makes the most amazing creations of chocolate. Do visit the website. Even though it is in Dutch, you'll drool over the pictures. For € 38, 57 per person you can do a workshop.

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Schiedam Local Customs

  • LADY LUDWINA

    Some very special feelings I keep for the legend about the Holy Lady Luduina, or LADY LUDWINA. According to the legend the name originated in the story of the suffering (= lijden in Dutch, "lidien/ludwi" is a dialect) young lady who was born in Schiedam, April 18th 1380.She had an accident in wintertime of 1395 and broke a rib. It was her right...

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  • The Windmill Cafe

    Going on "windmill" hunting you have to drop by this cute little The Windmill Cafe.It is easily to find close to the windmill of De Drie Koornbloemen ... next to the small roundabout.Have a cup of coffee for about 2.00 Euro ...People may tell you some legendary stories about the windmills.The Windmill Cafe - Vlaardingerdijk 1, Schiedam

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  • Windmill "De nieuwe Palmboom"

    PalmtreeIt's orginal name was just "Palmboom" (Palmtree), the first stone was laid on april 28, 1781. The original mill was destroyed by sparks from a burning factory in 1901. RebuildingIn 1988 they decided to rebuild the remains to a complete mill. This difficult project was finished in 1993. Today the mill is home to a museum telling the history...

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Schiedam Off The Beaten Path

  • Read The Info

    I do like the posters around some touristic places ...These are the info signs about some points of interest and you might miss these info on posters because the language often is in Dutch.While the area often just is for getting attraction the tourists.Sorry for that mistake. Try to read the information on the signs, posters, folders. You can find...

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  • In The Center of Town

    Isn't it amazing the Schiedam windmills are to be seen right in the very center of the city? For the locals it is a regular street scene... believe me.You don't have to travel into the country, or get lost somewhere in the nowhere ...Just find the name of Schiedam on your travelcard and go for it!And let you take by surprise when walking around to...

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  • DRAWBRIDGE

    You can find drawbridges in the most of the Dutch cities and villages. Still I love these movable bridges and cannot walk away without taking one photograph ... even in Schiedam.Watch the house with blue-coloured roof,... it is lovely houseboat.You can find this scene along the street, named Nieuwe Haven and Westhaven ...It is free to park and just...

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Schiedam Favorites

  • Romantic Horror?

    I could not find out why these historic, beautiful windmills of Schiedam has been built? Meaning why these are so tall ... ???Could there have been horror legends of killed people by the wings?Or maybe these tall windmills are not that easy to conquer ... ?Maybe the tall windmills are able to resist the raising water, reaching for its wings?Or...

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  • The tourist information office

    This building was constructed in 1859 to serve as a school for the community of Oud- and Nieuw-Mathenesse. This community was split between Rotterdam and Schiedam in 1867. The wapenshield of this community can still be found avove the entrance door. It is a good stop to begin your wanderings through Schiedam. The address of the tourist office is...

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  • A town walk

    As always the thing to do if you want to see the highlights of a place. And Schiedam has a historical town tour available that will get you around the most attractive buildings and sights. For 2,25 euro (prices 2004) you can pick the description up at the tourist information. The tour starts on one side of the Lange Haven (Long Port) and ends on...

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