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Molen De Kat

4.8/5
24 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5 hour
Address: Kalverringdijk 29, 1509 BT Zaandam, The Netherlands
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De Kat, De Kat, means cat. Of course, this is the only windmill in the world that makes paints. The name of the windmill in the Zaanse Windmill Village is very unique. There are five windmill mills lined up by the lake in the village: Pulenburg wearing a crown, cat, seeker, lamb, and bull. ☆History: The workshop was originally built in 1646. It was originally an oil factory. It was rebuilt after being destroyed by a fire in 1872; it was used until 1904 and was partially demolished; due to the needs of urban development, In 1960, the factory was relocated from its original site and installed on the top of an old warehouse called De Kat; it later became a workshop for making paint using traditional methods. ☆Geography: The mill is located in the windmill village of Zaanse, 15 kilometers north of Amsterdam. ☆ Transportation: Take the Sanjiu No. 1 bus from Amsterdam to Zaans Museum-Zaanse Schans stop and walk into the windmill village. ☆Photography: It was already afternoon when I arrived at the Windmill Village... First, watch the west side view of the Windmill Village from the observation deck. The sun is shining from the west, and part of the image is overexposed when shooting. For example, in the last three pictures, the tenth picture is the original picture, and the original picture is reduced 1:1. The sunlight and the first windmill "Pollenberg with a crown" are cut out to form the eleventh picture; then it is 9:16 Cut the "little sheep" to the twelfth image. ☆Impression: In front of the observation deck and the windmill, the nickname cat, always reminds me of the "magic cat" in the musical "Cat". "Cat" is adapted from T·S·Elliott's "The Cat in the World": ...you noticed a cat in your meditation. The cause, I tell you, is always similar: his mind is immersed in Concentrated thoughts. Its meaning, its meaning, its name and its meaning: his incomprehensible singular name. I remember that I did this poem translation several years ago, and I commented on Mao Mao. At that time, I seemed to say: the similarities are all soft and graceful. The cat and the woman, the humanities and the scenery, in the sadness and desolation, showed the newness. The oppressive longings of life and the hidden fears. But after all, desire is the mainstream; in particular, "charm" and "dao" show a humorous humor toward oneself and others. Then, through the closed and depressing night, enjoy the sun, windmill and wind peacefully and up and down on the high observatory of life! Despite the afterglow of the setting sun, the stream is flowing like blood. The cat lay quietly, Shi Gemumo.

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  • Zues20
    Zues20
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    new experiences

    this place is amazing and it will give you a new experience in traveling. I visited this place two times and I will have a third time if I got the chance.

    Reviewed on /Date(1605363566000+0800)/
  • karlacaxitopan
    karlacaxitopan
    Barcelona, Cataluña
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    Wonderful visit

    We ended up in this windmill during a stormy day so it was mostly for ourselves. The structure remains almost as its origins and it's very interesting to see. If you are curious about mechanisms and...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602537425000+0800)/
  • sinaansari
    sinaansari
    Wien, Österreich
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    worth seeing

    I liked the mill too much. The main reason is their idea to translate the brochure to all languages! It is the only sight-seeing where I received a brochure in Farsi / Persian. Besides, there is th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1597282174000+0800)/
  • ShakirSharfrazA
    ShakirSharfrazA
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    Look inside a working windmill!

    This is one of the working windmills and you are allowed to go in to have a look. For the price of 5 euros you are provided an information pamphlet and a tour inside. I was pleasantly surprised to s...

    Reviewed on /Date(1595141323000+0800)/
  • Ville T
    Ville T
    San Diego, California
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    If you like know how does it works...

    If you like to know how the Dutch wind mill works, you have to go this place and see it. In this historical molen you can feel and smell the idea of the mechanics of the mill.

    Reviewed on /Date(1595132053000+0800)/

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