Practical information

OPENING TIMES
The miller will be glad to welcome you personally to Verfmolen De Kat, for personal advice (please telephone in advance for an appointment) or an unforgettable day with family or friends

November - March: Saturday & Sunday 09:30-16:30 (quiet)
April - June: Tuesday – Sunday 09:30-16:30 (pleasantly busy)
July & August: Daily 09:30-16:30 (busy)

September:
October:

Tuesday-Sunday
Tuesday-Sunday

09:30-16.30
09:30-16:30
(pleasantly busy)
(quiet)
Special opening:
  • Easter, both days
  • Whitsun, both days

Outside these times the mill is only open by appointment. Visitors at irregular times are requested to pay a surcharge. For more information or for an appointment, please ring us during normal opening times:+31 75 621 0477 Changes and exceptions to the above times will be posted on the website. The management reserves the right to change opening times and/or bookings at any time without notice.

Adults € 4,00 per person
Children 6-12 € 2,00 per person
Children up to 6 free
Groups 10 and more (one pays for the group) € 3,00 per person
Members Vereniging Zaansche Molen (with proof of membership) free
Accompanying a member of the Vereniging Zaansche Molen (max. 1) free
Press & media** free (with appointment)


* All rights reserved
** Commercial use of image or sound recordings made in our place of work is permitted only after consultation with the miller. A fee will be charged. To make an appointment please ring during normal opening times: +31 75 621 0477.
Our windmill does not support the (Dutch) annual museum card scheme.

HANDICAPPED ACCESS
Please note that our windmill is in fact an 18th century factory. No rooms are heated and tour of the entire mill involves climbing steep stairs. The windmill is therefore not accessible to anyone with a physical handicap. You can access the ground floor and the windmill’s shop, for which there is no charge (your companions will be charged at the regular rate).

PHOTO AND VIDEO
You are permitted to take photographs and video recordings. Commercial use of image and/or sound recordings is permitted only after consultation with the miller. A fee will be charged. To make an appointment please ring during normal opening times: +31 75 621 0477.

SMOKING
Smoking is expressly prohibited both in and around our windmill. Smoking increases the risk of fire. We thank you for your consideration.

EATING & DRINKING
Eating and drinking in the windmill is not permitted. During November–March we have traditional chocolate milk on sale. A range of chocolate is on offer in the windmill shop all year round. Weather permitting, you are free to use our outside picnic facilities. Please be so kind as to remove your litter. Waste containers are provided.

EVENTS
Events and parties have their own special tariffs. Please click on the ‘News’ or ‘Events’ pages of this site for up-to-date information.