Windmill De Gooyer is one of the landmarks in the East part of the centre.
Ever since the authorities have decided that tourists should also have a look outside the 17th century centre of Amsterdam (which we applaud), this windmill has become a popular attraction.
The history of this windmill goes back to the 18th century. It was moved several times, and placed on its current location in 1814. It was in use as a grain mill.
It was heavily damaged in 1972 when a storm made it run wild. After the repairs in 1976 the windmill can turn again.
Nowadays, the windmill will turn mainly to please tourists, that are toured along the windmill in buses.
Part of the windmill is the Brouwerij 't IJ, a beer brewery (with very popular cafe with outdoor seating) that makes its own brand of beer.
Right next to the windmill is a restaurant, also with outdoor seating.
The windmill itself can not be visited. For that, you can go to the Sloten Windmill.
Beer brewery 't IJ' next to windmill De Gooijer