If you arrived in Amsterdam expecting to see windmills as far as the eye can see, you’ll probably be disappointed. To see an authentic windmill, you’ll have to travel to the southwest corner of the city. In the suburb of Sloten, you’ll find the Molen van Sloten (the windmill of Sloten)—the only publicly accessible windmill in Amsterdam. Because the windmill is on the outskirts of the city, you’ll need to take tram line 2 to its final stop in Nieuw Sloten, and take a 10-minute walk. You can also take bus lines 192 from Dutch railway stations at Sloterdijk and Schiphol and 145 from Leidseplein, which will drop you off closer to the mill. After your tour of the windmill, you can cross the road and enjoy lunch at the Halve Maen, an old-fashioned Amsterdam brown café. Best of all, during its reconstruction, this windmill was outfitted with an elevator, making its balcony accessible to anyone. Open daily from 10AM, except on Dec. 25 and 26, Jan. 1 and Queen’s Day on April 30. The last tour starts at 4:30PM.
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