De Huisman

De Huisman (The Houseman) Type:Spicemill Since:1786 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Sjors van Leeuwen Location: Zaanse Schans, Kalverringdijk 23, 1509 BT Zaandam Phonenumber:+31 75-6148901 E-mail:info@indieswelvaren.com HISTORY On the beautiful nameplate of mill De Huisman is written: ‘Here a chicken fancier got a house man to rider’. This sentence says everything about the history of the mill.…

De Kat

De Kat (The Cat) Type:Dyemill Since:1646 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Piet Kempenaar Location:Zaanse Schans, Kalverringdijk 29, 1509 BT Zaandam Phonenumber:+31 756210477 E-mail:info@verfmolendekat.com HISTORY On January 11, 1646, a gentlemen named Adriaan Gerritsz. van Someren was granted a windcontract (a kind of government permit for catching the wind), the building permit for his dye mill De…

De Ooievaar

De Ooievaar (The Stork) Type:Oil mill Since:1622 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Matthijs Ero Location:Diederik Sonoyweg 19, 1509 BR Zaandam Phonenumber:+31 75-6215148 (office De Zaansche Molen) E-mail:info@zaanschemolen.nl HISTORY De Ooievaar was an oil mill in Assendelft, was reborn in Zaandam as an oil mill – and to this day is still an oilmill. For many years,…

Het Jonge Schaap

Het Jonge Schaap (The Young Sheep) Type:Sawmill Since:2007 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Tim Doeves Location:Zaanse Schans, Kalverringdijk 31, Zaandam Phonenumber:+31 75-6401377 E-mail:info@dezaanschemolen.nl HISTORY Sawmill The Young Sheep on the Kalverringdijk (Zaanse Schans) was built in 2007 and is the youngest addition to De Zaansche Molen. Once the mill stood in the Westzijderveld, behind the railway…

De Bonte Hen

De Bonte Hen (The Brightly Coloured Hen) Type:Oil mill Since:1693 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Fulco Rol Location:Zaanse Schans, Kalverringdijk 39, 1509 BT Zaandam Phonenumber:+31 75-6217452 E-mail:bontehen@outlook.com HISTORY Since 1935, the Kalverringdijk, almost opposite the Zaandijkersluis, was the remainder of a mill. This belonged to the oil mill De Bonte Hen or De Kip, which was…

De Zoeker

De Zoeker (The Seeker) Type:Oil windmill Since:1672 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Ruud Nieuwhof Location:Zaanse Schans, Kalverringdijk 31, 1509 BT Zaandam Phonenumber:+31 75-6287942 E-mail:info@dezaanschemolen.nl HISTORY De Zoeker is the windmill around which the Society of Zaan Mills was established, although it was not then located on its present site along the Kalverringdijk in Zaandam. De Zoeker…

De Schoolmeester

De Schoolmeester (The School teacher) Type:Papermill Since:1692 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Arie Butterman Location:Guispad 3, 1551 SX Westzaan Phonenumber:+31 75-6214465 E-mail:deschoolmeester@hetnet.nl HISTORY Paper mills like De Schoolmeester attracted global fame in bygone years. They wrote history by producing paper of exceptional quality. Indeed, the American Declaration of Independence is said to have been printed on…

De Jonge Dirk

De Jonge Dirk (The Young Dirk) Type:paper mill and grinding mil Since:1908 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Abel van Loenen Location:Aan de Weelsloot, ten oosten van Het Prinsenhof in Westzaan Phonenumber:+31 75-6160429 E-mail:info@dezaanschemolen.nl HISTORY The latest addition to De Zaansche Molen is De Jonge Dirk. The mill began its existence as Indies Welvaren at Het Blauwepad…

Het Prinsenhof

Het Prinsenhof (The Prince’s Court) Type:Hulling mill Since:1722 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Bart Nieuwenhuijs Location:Relkepad, Westzaan Phonenumber:+31 75-6218160 E-mail:bcnieuwenhuijs@yahoo.com HISTORY The octagonal smock mill was built in 1722 and spent the first 178 years of its life hulling barley. In 1899, the mill was used for the processing of coffee husks from Hamburg and Bremen,…

De Gekroonde Poelenburg

De Gekroonde Poelenburg (The Crowned Poelenburg) Type:paltrok sawmill Since:1866/1867 Owner:Vereniging De Zaansche Molen Miller:Martin Schaap Location:Zaanse Schans, Kalverringdijk 27, 1509 BT Zaandam Phonenumber:+31 75-6215148 (office De Zaansche Molen) E-mail:info@zaanschemolen.nl HISTORY The mill came to De Zaanse Schans in 1963 on the spot where De Grootvorst once stood and has since been owned by De Zaansche…