Nolet Distillery


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More about Nolet Distillery

Status Operational
Established: 1691
Visitor Policy: Visitors by appointment only
Tel: +31 10 246 2929


14 Hoofdstraat
P/O Box 38
3100 AA

Schiedam is famous for its windmills, previously used to process the grain used in jenever production. Accordingly, as part of the development of the distillery, Carolus Nolet decided to build a landmark windmill.

Built to the traditional Stellingmolen design, it looks like it dates from the same period as the surviving historical windmills in Schiedam, but its vintage-looking sails are cleverly disguised aerofoils and the giant windmill is actually a 21st century wind turbine, providing power towards the running of the distillery – with surplus power contributing to the Dutch national grid.

Commissioned in 2005, the windmill is believed to be the largest of its type in the world. It houses a reception, exhibition areas, bar and cinema over its ten floors.