Haarlem: Windmill De Adriaan Guided Tour


45 Minutes

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The Molen de Adriaan started operating in 1778 as a trasmolen (putty for Roman mortar), in 1802 it was sold as a snuff mill. In 1865 it was converted into a double wind and steam powered grist mill. The introduction of electricity marked the end of most Dutch windmills. In 1932 Adriaan burned down and it took 70 years to rebuild it into a wotking grain mill. Adriaan is a landmark on the river Spaarne very close to the center of Haarlem.
In the mill below the peak, you can see millstones, which can be used to grind grain into flour. The flour under the stone floor is where the flour is bagged. Outside on the balcony, you are close to the wings and can enjoy a beautiful view of Haarlem at a height of 12 meters.
When the miller is in De Adriaan and with enough wind you will enjoy the spin of the wings. The wingspan is 26 meters.
Please note that the tour is in English and Dutch. Other languages ​​will be provided with material to learn along the way.
For safety reasons, you can only go up accompanied by a guide.

Tour Highlights

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

    • 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.



  • Entrance to windmill
  • Guide
  • Handout for other languages than English and Dutch
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities, donations for maintaining this landmark is appreciated
  • Coffee, tea, water, softdrinks and souvenirs are available for purchase

Tour Plan

What To Expect

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.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to the availability

Not suitable for: Children under 5 years
Live tour guide: Dutch, English
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Age Policy :
Adult: (12-99)
Child: (0-11)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

Papentorenvest 1, 2011 AV Haarlem, Netherlands
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Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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