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“Who knew that windmills could be used for so many things?”

Molen De Adriaan Museum
Ranked #5 of 69 things to do in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 13, 2013

This museum tells about the many uses of windmills. The models of various windmills made by volunteers were very detailed in nature. It only cost 3 Euros to get in and I thought that the information was interesting. You have to be able to climb steep stairs (near the top, the stairs are more like a ladder and you must climb down them the same as a ladder).

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

It's a charming, picturesque windmill that has been restored to fully working order. The cost is pretty reasonable, you get to go up and see the workings of the machinery, the tour guides are really good (at least ours was), and there's a small museum inside. There's also a serviceable cafe next door where you can sit on the canal, and it's not as crowded as the central square.

There aren't that many windmills in Holland anymore. You have to travel outside Amsterdam to see one. Given that Haarlem is only 20 minutes away, and the town has many other charms anyway, this may be your best bet to see a real working windmill in Holland.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had our partnership registration here in November 2011. It was perfect, especially for the wintertime. I can recommend you to do yours around 5 in the afternoon: it will be dark outside and the candles will be lit. Romance :)
It is not a big place: you can host max 30 persons. But for our occassion it was just good.

Thank Pascal M
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

The windmill is a short walk from the Haarlem train station (a few blocks south and then east). It is an exceptional reconstruction (the original burned in the 1930s). Check their website for open hours and try to visit when it is open for tours. The inside includes a functioning mill with occasional demonstrations and a nice little museum that explains the operations and importance of windmills. The tour includes the ability to climb up the staircases and ladders to the upper levels. Great photo opportunities! For only 3 Euro this is a great tour led by enthusiastic volunteers.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be able to visit when it was open, we were able to access the upper platform and even got to see the operator start up the windmill! At only €3 it's well worth the visit and be sure to visit the gift shop, the lady serving was so helpful when my friend wanted something that was out of stock she had her husband go check the storage area out back. Really appreciated this.

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