The Millmuseum

‘The unusual thing about this museum is that visitors are offered a complete package of true mill culture. A comprehensive picture can be provided of the rise and fall of the mill industry thanks to our collection of artefacts both within and outside the walls of the museum. In the mills, visitors can see how and under what conditions life went on, and what products were made. What cannot be seen in the mills is visible in the museum itself. And that’s quite something. Come take a look for yourself…’

The Millmuseum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 11 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 to 17.00
Closed on Mondays, January 1st, April 27th, and December 25th

Admission prices:
Adults: € 4.50 per person
Children up to 5 years: free
Children 6 to 17 years: € 3.00 per person
Groups (from 10 people): € 3.50 per person
Museumcard – free admission
IAmsterdam Card – free admission
Guided tour for groups: € 1.50 per person with a minimum of € 20.00.
A tour must be requested in advance: +31 756288968 of

More about the Millmuseum

The museum was opened in 1928 to share knowledge about and love for the industrial mills. The collection has been brought together by the Zaanse population.

Perhaps the Molenpanorama is the most important property of the museum. This enormous painting of 11 by 2 meters gives a picture of the east side of the Zaan around 1800, all 53 windmills on the painting have actually stood on that spot. The Molenpanorama was painted in oilmill Het Pink by the painter and founder of the association, Frans Mars, during the war years. Only years later the significance of this monumental painting was recognized and moved to a beautiful place in the museum.

From 2020 the Molenmuseum will be located at a new location; Villa Kalverliefde on the Zaanse Schans between our heritage the windmills!