Book your tickets online
If you want to be assured of a starting time for your visit to the mill, buy your tickets online.
A tour of 45 minutes Museum + Mill starts on the hour. The museum shows you the development of various types of mills, such as polder mills, flour mills, oil mills and sawmills. The sawmills were instrumental for war and trade ships with which the VOC reached the globe. Read below about the Mill.
On the half hour (sometimes more often) a short tour starts in which you only visit the Mill in 30 minutes. You will hear and see how the use of the Adriaan was converted from trasmolen in 1778 to tobacco snuff mill in 1802 to grain mill in 1865. In the milling loft at the top you can see the millstones with which grain is ground into flour. Below the flour loft where the flour is put into bags and outside on the balcony you are close to the sails and can enjoy the beautiful view of Haarlem at 12 meters height.
You can also buy tickets at the counter, but a maximum of 12 people with a tour guide can go upstairs at the same time. And tickets booked online have priority. You may have to wait half an hour or more before you can enter the mill. For safety reasons, you always go upstairs accompanied by a tour guide.
In the meantime you can use a cup of coffee / tea or something else. On the first floor you can watch a film about the history of Molen de Adriaan from 1778-2002. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy the sun outside.
Babies and children under the age of 5 cannot enter the mill. The 5 stairs get narrower and steeper with each floor, requiring visitors to use both hands to climb or descend. An adult must stay downstairs with the (too) small children. No pets please.