In De Nieuwe Palmboom you can see the miller at his work and you can also learn more about the history of the mills in Schiedam. The museum part shows you “van korrel tot borrel” (processing the grain from the farm to the bakery and distillery) and the scale-model of Schiedam in 1847 tells you about the golden age of the mills and jenever. The windmill grinds flour for the bakers and malt flour for the authentic Schiedam jenever.

The original mill De Palmboom, also a mill which ground grain for the distilleries, was almost completely destroyed by a fire in 1901. All that was left was a stump. Ninety years after the fire, restoration and reconstruction began. This unique project was successful thanks to the support of many people. In 1993 Museum Windmill De Nieuwe Palmboom opened its doors.

Activities include: guided tours, children's birthday parties and every year a new exhibition. It is even possible to have your wedding ceremony in the windmill!
Looking for an original present? Have a look at the assortment of windmill presents.


November 1 to Easter

Saterday                     11.30 - 17.00 hrs.
Sundays and holidays  12.30 - 17.00 hrs.

Easter up to and including October 31
Tuesdays to and incl. Saterdays     11.30 - 17.00 hrs.
Sundays and holidays                    12.30 - 17.00 hrs.

Closed on 1st January, 30th April and 25th en 26th December.

Adults € 3,50, children (up to 18 years of age) € 2,50.
Children’s birthday parties € 65,-- (max. 10 kids, 2 adults)

Guided group tours:
. From Tuesdays to and incl. Sundays, from Easter to 1 November
. Min. 10 persons
(admission for smaller groups is same as 10+ pers. groups)
. Admission € 25,-- during the week, € 30,-- during weekends.
. Make a reservation in advance, one week before at the latest.

Dutch Museum Pass and Rotterdam pass holders free entrance.

Reduced admission ticket available for The Jenever Museum. Outside the windmill you will find the starting point for the canal trip.
Combinationticket for museum windmill and canal cruise: € 8,00

  • Only the ground floor is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs where
  • a disabled toilet is available.
  • There is a coffee corner on the ground floor.
  • Children under 12 years of age will be admitted only if accompanied by an adult.
  • Pets are not admitted.
  • Can be reached by bus and tram line 1 (stop: Stadserf). Also by metro (station: Parkweg) on the red line.
  • It is possible to park near the windmill (parking fee is charged).

Museummolen De Nieuwe Palmboom
Noordvest 34
3111 PH Schiedam.
Tel. 010 426 76 75, e-mail: