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Wind Mill at the Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands, Europe
Processing raw materials to make pigments
Between 1646 and 1696 paint windmill ‘De Kat’ was built at its present site on the Kalverringdijk at the Zaanse Schans. In 1782 the mill was destroyed by fire but was rapidly rebuilt again. At the beginning of the 1900’s the mill was demolished to the height of the platform. In May 1960 the eight-sided paint mill ‘De Duinjager’ was taken from its former spot owing to urban development and placed on top of the old storehouse of ‘De Kat’. The mill is once again grinding raw materials to make pigments for paints in the traditional time-honoured way and is widely believed to be the only mill of its kind.
Source The Zaanse Schans


Wind Mill at the Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands, Europe
Processing raw materials to make pigments
Between 1646 and 1696 paint windmill ‘De Kat’ was built at its present site on the Kalverringdijk at the Zaanse Schans. In 1782 the mill was destroyed by fire but was rapidly rebuilt again. At the beginning of the 1900’s the mill was demolished to the height of the platform. In May 1960 the eight-sided paint mill ‘De Duinjager’ was taken from its former spot owing to urban development and placed on top of the old storehouse of ‘De Kat’. The mill is once again grinding raw materials to make pigments for paints in the traditional time-honoured way and is widely believed to be the only mill of its kind.
Source The Zaanse Schans

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  • artisan-market
    artisan-marketover 5 years ago

    How wonderful that it’s working again and for “us” who paint. Bright blue linear elements really stand out and complement the many red roofs.

  • Hello Natasha, Thank you so much for the beautiful comment, yes its wonderful the mill is still making paint and its great to see it working!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 5 years ago

    Fascinating history and wonderful image!

  • Hello Randy, thank you so much for the kind comment, yeah its a fascinating history, nice to read about it!
    Warm Greetings, Joke ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Another beautiful shot from the Netherlands, well done as always!

  • Thanks Cora for the beautiful comment, the Zaanse Schans is a beautiful place with a lot of mills and they are still working!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Gordon Elwell
    Gordon Elwellover 5 years ago

    Nice shot! I visited this windmill and surrounding site in 2006, and really enjoyed the entire area! What a great historical landmark . . .

  • Hello Gordon, thanks for the kind comment, ohh you have visited Zaanse Schans, glad you enjoyed Holland!
    Happy Weekend, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • ienemien
    ienemienover 5 years ago

    WOW!! Mooi !! Te tint blauw/groen van de accenten springt er letterlijk uit… heel mooi!! Kusjes Ienemientje

  • Dankjewel lief zusje voor je mooie comment! Dit was met het bezoek van Johnny, leuk he!!!
    Kusje je Zusje ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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