Molen De Adriaan Museum
Molen De Adriaan Museum
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  • Paul p
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely include this if in Haarlem
    Really informative visit explaining the different types of windmill, their uses and development. The movement through the mill is also revealing and the view from the high level platform lovely. Slight feeling of vertigo as the slats on the floor let you glimpse how far you are above the ground, but well worth it.. Really friendly staff.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Jane B
    Hambrook, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting tour
    Well who would think a windmill tour could be so interesting? We were taken on a 45 minute tour and shown how this windmill and others work. Very good tour guide and examples to show the workings. So so interesting and I really enjoyed this and got fantastic views of Haarlem too. I thoroughly recommend this tour if you are in Haarlem.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Wendyann58
    Bondi, Australia32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A piece of Harlem’s history!
    Fascinating guided tour which shows much about all windmills in The Netherlands. Working models and demonstrations bring it all to life. Make sure you watch the movie included in the very reasonable price of entry and guided tour. Also the view from the outdoor platform makes it all worthwhile.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Properlush
    York, United Kingdom198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended visit.
    Extremely interesting and picturesque, restored and functional windmill lovingly rebuilt more than fifty years after it was destroyed by fire. Enjoyed a guided tour around this beautifully reconstructed wooden windmill which allows a glimpse of the inner workings of a fully functioning, wind driven windmill. Additionally, the tour and exhibits give an insight into the integral role the windmill has played in Dutch culture and history over the years. A big shout out for the volunteers who give their own time to look after and work on the place.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Cruiser07356845691
    67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Working, windmill, a must see!
    Excellent Tour our tour guide spoke English and German, she was full of knowledge and history. This is a site/tourist attraction that you need to see. This is still a working mill, they produce flour there occasionally. All the facts and information were very informative. It’s a must.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2024
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drmarkstravels
Rochester, MN99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Every ½ hour there is a guided tour of this old mill. They explain how it was used over the years and now it is only an attraction, but the inside tour is very bice. As we were there, they set the sails open on the windmill and got to see the whole windmill spinning.

The tour guide speaks many languages and explains it to the group in their language. The stairways are narrow, but very safe.

There is also a video history to sit and watch showing the complete history of the windmill.
Written August 19, 2022
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Cyclingknitter
Bethesda, Maryland43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Fascinating educational tour of this historic windmill and of windmills’ role in Dutch history and development. We were the only ones on our tour, and our volunteer guide was incredibly knowledgeable, demonstrating using small models how different types of windmills worked and how they were reworked depending on what needed to be milled. It was awesome to see the huge sails and to learn about how the miller had to climb them to set the sails to catch the wind, and how the sail positions were used as messaging for the miller and community. Very worthwhile, especially for only 7.5 Euros each!
Written October 23, 2022
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,601 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We did a guided tour of this working windmill which takes about 45 minutes.

The tour was run by a rather entertaining and funny dutch man.

This windmill is located in the city centre of Haarlem on the river front.

It was interesting to see wind turned into power so environmentally friendly.

This windmill was used from 1779 to 1832 for various uses such as mortar, tobacco, and flour.

In 1932 a fire destroyed the windmill.

In 2002 the windmill was restored to its former glory and is still operational but is now a windmill museum.

There is a store which sells souvenirs.
Written November 14, 2022
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RamblingSpots
Milan, Italy30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Should you ever visit Haarlem, we highly recommend to visit De Adriaan for different reasons.

Haarlem is a very nice place for walking and sightseeing and it's very likely to spot beautiful buildings and places on the way.

The windmill itself is an amazing landmark and subject for photos.

It's also possible to stop by the nearby pubs for a nice drink.
Written March 10, 2021
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MAP7022
Plymouth, MN42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is both a museum and a working windmill--they still grind flour here. Be sure and go on the guided tour; our guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour takes you up to a museum level and then up to the operating mill levels. You'll see fascinating scale working models of windmills and learn that windmills were used for more than just grinding grain. On the working levels you see and learn about the wind apparatus and the milling process, and along the way you'll learn about the history and operation of this windmill and others in the Netherlands. You'll enjoy this stop even if you know nothing or don't care about old industrial technology.
Written May 16, 2023
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Wendyann58
Bondi, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Fascinating guided tour which shows much about all windmills in The Netherlands. Working models and demonstrations bring it all to life. Make sure you watch the movie included in the very reasonable price of entry and guided tour. Also the view from the outdoor platform makes it all worthwhile.
Written September 25, 2023
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Properlush
York, UK198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Extremely interesting and picturesque, restored and functional windmill lovingly rebuilt more than fifty years after it was destroyed by fire.

Enjoyed a guided tour around this beautifully reconstructed wooden windmill which allows a glimpse of the inner workings of a fully functioning, wind driven windmill.

Additionally, the tour and exhibits give an insight into the integral role the windmill has played in Dutch culture and history over the years.

A big shout out for the volunteers who give their own time to look after and work on the place.
Written October 9, 2023
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Nicola
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This was our favourite activity we did in Haarlem! We did a 1hr tour, and the guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic (he was an apprentice miller himself so he knew a lot). We learned so much not just about the mill but also about the history of windmills and of the Netherlands. We got to go in and see the inside of the mill and all the fascinating displays. The tour was also great value for money. I highly recommend it!!
Written August 29, 2021
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DeJuan L
Seattle, WA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
I would highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the windmill and the mechanics of how it functions. We took some great pictures and walked away with a real appreciation of how windmills became such an iconic symbol of the Netherlands.
Written March 15, 2022
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vdempsey
Quincy, IL208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We arrived in time to take the guided tour in English. The volunteer was very friendly and informative. We had been to wind mills in Spain but they were not in use. Here they demonstrated how they stopped and started the sails/blades. Climbing the ladders was a bit challenging but worth it!
Written April 19, 2023
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