Molen De Adriaan Museum, Haarlem
(4.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
A Haarlem landmark for over two centuries, Molen De Adriaan Museum 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 Museum 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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  • The windmills are true icons in the Netherlands. The Molen de Adriaan in Haarlem appealed to me right away. Place on the River, stands isolated and majestic which makes everything very impressive. I also recommend a stroll Riverwalk.
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  • Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam has a variety of windmills that you can visit, listen to stories, see workers working inside. Only if you could not visit Zaanse Schans, then enter Molen de Adriaan musuem...  more »
  • This was actually one of the best tours we did in the Netherlands and we learned so much. The guide was excellent the other staff were task masters and a little bossy.