Guided tour

Haarlem: Windmill De Adriaan Guided Tour

Activity provider: Molen De Adriaan

Haarlem: Windmill De Adriaan Guided Tour

Activity provider: Molen De Adriaan

From US$ 7.75 per person

Visit Haarlem's historic Windmill De Adriaan and learn about the 250-year-old mill. Explore the interior and see the inner workings of the mill and take in views of Haarlem from the windmill's deck.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Get an amazing view of the city of Haarlem from the windmills' outerdeck
  • Learn more about the function of windmills and how they used to work
  • Experience the windmill best way possible with a professional tourguide.
Full description
Molen de Adriaan is a working windmill including a museum. The museumpart shows you the development of various types of mills, such as polder mills, flour mills, oil mills and sawmills. The sawmills were instrumental for war and trade ships with which the VOC reached the globe. Molen de Adriaan started to function in 1778 as trasmolen (cement for Roman mortar), in 1802 it was sold to be used as tobacco snuff mill. In 1865 it was converted in to a double grainmill, with wind- and steam power. The introduction of electrical power meant the end of most Dutch windmills. In 1932 the Adriaan burnt down and it took 70 years before it was rebuilt as a wotking grain mill. The Adriaan is a landmark at the river Spaarne very near the centre of Haarlem. In the milling loft below the top you can see the millstones with which grain can be grounded into flour. The flour loft below the stone floor is where the flour is put into bags. Outside on the balcony you are close to the wings and can enjoy the beautiful view of Haarlem at 12 meters height. When a miller is in De Adriaan and with enough wind you will enjoy the turning wings. The span of the wings is 26 meters. Please be aware, that the tour is in English and Dutch. Other languages will be provided with a handout to learn while being on the tour. For safety reasons, you can only go upstairs accompanied by a tour guide.
Includes
  • Entrance to windmill
  • Guide
  • Handout for other languages than English and Dutch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities, donations for maintaining this landmark is appreciated
  • Coffee, tea, water, softdrinks and souvenirs are available for purchase
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People afraid of heights

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Show your reservation at the windmill's counter where you can also buy additional tickets if necessary.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You will climb 5 stairs getting steeper as you go up. There is no elevator.
  • Please be aware, that the tour is in English and Dutch. Other languages will be provided with a handout to learn while being on the tour.
Customer reviews

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A nice and informative tour. You could tell that our guide is very attached to windmills, especially De Adriaan, with heart and soul.

November 1, 2022

October 4, 2022

Time flies by so quickly, great experience !

October 29, 2022

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