Enjoy a guided tour of the Molen De Adriaan on your visit to Haarlem. If weather permits (enough wind) and a miller is on site, the windmill can be seen in action (sails rotating). The Adriaan is open for tours every day in June, July, August and September from 13:00-17:00 on weekdays and from 10:30-17:00 in the weekend. See the section Visiting Hours for our opening hours in the other months.
The old center of the town is compact, with several Parking Garages around the center. Paid parking near the windmill is available on the street (Papentorenvest). Haarlem is only a 15-minute train ride from Amsterdam, walking towards the mill is a 10-15 minutes stroll. After your visit to the windmill consider a Hofjes tocht (tour on foot) with a guide (Gilde gids). Or take a canal tour on the river and the canals of Haarlem. Or visit a museum like Teylers, Frans Hals, Corrie ten Boom. And find your way to the brewery in a former church named Jopen kerk and taste a Adriaan Wit beer!
The tour in De Adriaan is about mills in general, and the Adriaan in particular. Another part of the tour is explaining how the tower and the windmill have played an important role in the history of Haarlem.
A visit to the Adriaan mill will typically take some 30 to 60 minutes and consists of the following parts: a guided tour, which takes 30 to 45 minutes and an audio visual presentation about the Spaarne river in past 300 years or a video about the windmills around Haarlem. After the tour you can buy souvenirs or post-cards and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea. Our volunteers will tell you with passion and pleasure more about Haarlem, Molen De Adriaan and windmills in general.
On rainy days and in winter when less visitors come we wait until a small group is assembled before the guide starts the tour into the mill. When more visitors are expected tours will start every 30 minutes, on the hour and on the half hour. On very busy days we can also add two tours 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.
Visitors will be able to book ahead of time (by email or online) for the tours that start on the whole hour and the half hour. Visitors without reserved tickets have to wait for the first free spots. Waiting should never take more than 30 minutes. In that time the video’s on the first floor can be watched or you can take a nice cup of freshly ground coffeebeans, a cup of tea, or hot chocolate or water and enjoy the Panorama of Ancient Haarlem on the back wall.
Entrance fees (including guide): Adults €5,00; Children 5 to 12 years € 2,00. As the stairs up in to the mill are very steep, and visitors are urged to climb the stairs using both hands, we cannot allow parents to access the mill with babies/children under 5 years. You are very welcome to visit the mill with your family, but one parent needs to stay on the ground with the smaller children. Or much shorter but blunt : Access to the windmill for children under 5 years is forbidden.
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