Molen De Adriaan (1779), Haarlem

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A Haarlem landmark for over two centuries, Molen De Adriaan (1779) sits in the center of the city and provides insight about the history and architecture of Dutch windmills. Built in 1778 and badly damaged during a 1932 fire, the structure recently underwent a major reconstruction. Carefully restored to its old glory, the windmill is again fully functional, though not often in use. You can see it grinding grain on the weekends, and if you come on a weekday, join a guided tour to learn about the historical significance of windmills in this part of Europe. Work out when and for how long to visit Molen De Adriaan (1779) and other Haarlem attractions using our handy Haarlem trip builder app .
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  • My husband wanted to see a windmill up close and this one is very easy to get to, only a short walk from the center of Haarlem. Be prepared for steep ladder-like stairs during the tour. The guide did ...  more »
  • We did a tour of this typical Dutch windmill,still being used as a grain crusher. The tour was well run and informative. You see all the intricate details of the windmill. It is virtually in centre of...  more »
  • This is a tiny museum in Haarlem's only but well located windmill. It's a 40 min tour where you can learn a lot about old windmills in Holland. The rooftop has an amazing view of the city. My teenager...  more »
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  • very nice spot, very good and interesting guided 1h tour through the windmill, never get so much interesting information about windmills... highly recomended... 5*
  • We had a great time here. The tour is not expensive, only €3.50 pp. it is short but lots of good info. you get to climb the windmill, learn how it operates and its historical significance in holland. Tours offered in English too. Note that this is a replica as the original burnt down in the 1930s and rebuilt in 1999
  • Interesting and cheap! This was a fun place to visit. I didn't know much about windmills but €3.50 for a guided tour turned out to be a great deal. Laid back and low key but very informative and interesting.
  • I have been twice so far, going again in April. Always wonderful to show to family and friends. They speak English for us. :) It is recommended to call ahead to see if they are open as the guides do voluntary work there :) once i went and it wasn't open, that can happen.
  • Highly recommended experience. I finally had the chance to see inside of a wind mill and learn how it works. I found it super exciting. The staff are all volunteers and treated us nicely. Our guide was a nice elderly gentleman and tried to explain everything thoroughly. However, he frequently had a hard time finding English word to describe the process which made us guess some of the parts. Otherwise it would have been a 5 star experience. Price was €3.5 per person. Twice a week they have the millers working in there . I don't know the days. But it's worth finding out if you're interested.

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Many visitors to Haarlem choose to stay in the historical town center, which offers easy access to the city's outstanding museums. Centrally located four- and five-star rooms and suites offer all the amenities you need, but they also come at a steep price. For slightly less expensive lodgings, check out the good-value guesthouses and self-catering apartments just minutes from the city's main train station. You can also visit Haarlem from nearby Amsterdam, which offers a greater variety of affordable hotel and hostel rooms.
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