Windmill - IJ beer brewery

Tallest wooden mill in the Netherlands
De Gooyer is a windmill in Amsterdam located between Funenkade and Zeeburgerstraat. It is the tallest wooden mill in the Netherlands. It is registered as a National Monument. The name dates from around 1609, when the mill was owned by Claes and Jan Willemsz, two brothers from Gooiland. It is also known as "The Funenmolen" ("The Mill on the Funen"). The Gooyer consists of a stone foundation topped by a wooden octagonal body. The mill is owned by the municipality of Amsterdam and is not open to visitors. Although the blades are functional, they no longer operate any grinding mechanism.

Next to the windmill you find Brouwerij 't IJ (the IJ Brewery), a small Amsterdam brewery. It is located in the former Funen bathhouse. The brewery was opened by Kaspar Peterson, a former musician, in October 1985. Brouwerij 't IJ brews a standard selection of beers as well as seasonal and special occasion beers. All of their beer is certified organic. The brewery offers guided tours and tastings, and has a pub with a large outdoor terrace.

Opening Times

Daily: 2pm - 8pm


Funenkade 7,1018 AL Amsterdam