Flour mill from 1866
Wormer can attribute much of its fame to one activity: the baking of ships' biscuits. Flour was needed to bake these biscuits, and in order to have sufficient flour for baking them, wheat had to be ground in the mills of the village. Of all the flour mills, only one has survived and is still in use today: De_Koker (The Chute), is located at the east end of the village. There is a question mark over whether this mill is the original Koker, because very few mills have been subjected to the kind of treatment this mill has had to endure. On various occasions, storm damage devastated its thatched roof, and on two occasions the mill caught fire (in 1840 and some 25 years later). Despite all that, the mill is here to be enjoyed today, not only as a flour mill, but also as a peeling mill.
Kalveringdijk • Zaandam • North-Holland • The Netherlands • You find us 15 kilometer north of Amsterdam along the river Zaan • Easy access by train