Molen De Adriaan (1779), Haarlem

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Architectural Building Historic Site
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. With our international travel planner, Haarlem attractions like Molen De Adriaan (1779) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is a wonderful tour of a Dutch windmill. The tour lasts about an hour and you'll climb up into the windmill itself. I left knowing a lot more about windmills that I didn't realize I didn't know, ...  more »
  • Being able to go into the windmill and hear the history as well as current information was so good. And it is a working windmill!  more »
  • arrived at the museum a bit late but joined the tour to a very enthusiastic gentleman. Robert was very knowledgable and made the tour very exciting. it is a working windmill and one man was there adju...  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.