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One of the must-shoots of Alkmaar

Never mind if the fine old wind mill is closed. It’s beautiful, the wings turn slowly - and most... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Mogeltoft
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Copenhagen, Denmark
One of the working molen in Alkmeer

This windmill is still working,but it just as tourist attraction, it is privately own and we are... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
HARTONO T
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Medan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Never mind if the fine old wind mill is closed. It’s beautiful, the wings turn slowly - and most important: It’s one of the most picturesque spots in Alkmaar. Go do your job, tourist!

Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This windmill is still working,but it just as tourist attraction, it is privately own and we are not able to enter. The location is at the end of the park near the old city. Very nice walk at the park and canal.

Thank HARTONO T
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Like everyone else who visits the lovely city of Alkmaar, I dutifully walked to the Molen Van Groot and took a photo. And that’s about it really.

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We were in a walking tour with Alkmaar tours and were shown the windmill. We learned several details about the mill, it’s location and current status. The mill is being renovated so was covered in plastic wrap,but was still worth seeing. East walk on scenic...More

Thank Janine P
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The windmill is located on the outskirts of the old city along a nice walking path. It's a great little walk and not as busy as the center of the old city.

Thank Quinten K
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

There is no guest of mine who hasnt been in front of the molen van groot for taking a photo. You can visit it when there is the open day for visiting the mills.

Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The 'Molen van Piet' (as it is called by locals) is the windmill owned by the 'Piet'-family. It has been in that family for a very long time, generation after generation. It is now not open for the public any longer, but of course you...More

1  Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Beautiful sight. An easy walk and a piece of history. Saw from both the canal ride and on the walking path

1  Thank Celeste G
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is right in the greenbelt park that rings the north and west side of the city center and edges the canal. Makes for a nice evening stroll

Thank mcgahanjj
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, traditional, epitomises Holland. A great picture spot for your holiday. Oh the outskirts of a traditional city over looking a canal- A nice spot for a picnic.

Thank Jenny C
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