This bike route along four mills starts at Amsterdam Central Station, where you can rent a public transport bike. You take the ferry to Amsterdam North, in order to visit Krijtmolen d’Admiraal. After the visit, you cycle through beautiful nature towards Landsmeer and pass by the Twiske Mill in recreational area Het Twiske. Finally, in the watery landscape around Oostzaan, you will cycle past the mills De Vlijt and De Windjager.
The route ends at the train station in Zaandam, where you can hand in your public transport bike. Optionally, you can extend your route starting from the mill De Windjager with a visit to the Zaanse Schansen (Schansend 7, 1509 AW Zaandam).
Noordhollandschkanaaldijk 21, 1034 ZL Amsterdam
Het Luijendijkje 3, 1121 LM Landsmeer
Doctor Keijzerstraat t/o 35, 1511 VN Oostzaan
Oostzijderveld (bij fietspad Zaandam-Wijdewormer), 1456 Oostzaan
The last remaining Chalk- en Trass mill of the Netherlands, built in 1792, is located in Amsterdam-North along the Noordhollandsch Kanaal. Chalk was used as a dye and was mixed with linseed oil to make putty. Trass is ground tuff and a raw material for cement. The windmill shed, formerly used as a house and later as a weaving shed, is now rented out as a meeting room on request.Website
The Twiskemolen is a monumental windmill combined with an electric pumping station that drains the Twiskepolder. It is located in the recreational area Het Twiske, north of Amsterdam. The windmill was built around 1578 and has been in its present location since 1975. The miller and his wife inhabit the mill.Website