About the mill
Flour mill “De Hoop” was built in the 17th century as a fulling mill “De Haan” in what was then Soeterwoude in the neighbourhood of Leiden. In 1865 the mill was moved to the Molenpad in ‘t Zand. There it served as a flour mill until the 1920s. After that, the blades of the mill were gradually removed and the hood was replaced by a rain hat.
At the beginning of this century, the idea arose to restore the mill to its former glory. This was no longer possible in its old location and so the mill was moved to its current location in May 2011. From May 2013 the mill can be visited here and every now and then wheat is ground into flour again.More about the museum
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Throughout the year, various activities take place around the mill. We have another nice program for 2023.
- 13 May, 10.00-17.00: National Mill Day
- 14 May, 10.00-17.00: National Mill Day
- July 9, 10.30-15.30: Flea market
- September 9, 10.00-17.00 Heritage Day
- September 10, 10.00-17.00: Heritage Day
- September 24, 11.00-16.00: Vehicle Day
Out latest news
National Mill Day
The national open mill days will be held on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May. Our mill can be visited free of charge both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If the weather allows, wheat is also ground to flour on the wind. ...Read more
Sunday 9 July from 10.30 to 15.30 the annual flea market will be held again at Molen de Hoop in ‘t Zand. You probably have something in the attic or garage that you no longer use and that you can make someone else very happy with. Private individuals who ...Read more
The Heritage days will be held on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September. Our mill can be visited free of charge both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If the weather allows, wheat is also ground to flour on the wind. ...Read more
The annual Vehicle Day will be held on Sunday 24 September from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance is € 3.00 (for children up to 12 years old € 1.50). If you would like to participate or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ...Read more
Newly built mill house and toilet building
In the coming winter, the current mill house will be extended, so that the catering area will have a separate room within the building. In addition to being able to receive larger groups and this is also possible in bad weather, the diesel engine can also run f...Read more
Route Zijper mills
Due to the 50th anniversary of the Guild of Voluntary Molenaars, mill De Hoop has made a route along mills in De Zijpe. A description can be collected from us, if you return it to us afterwards, you can get a cup of coffee from us. ...Read more
Piece of history reunited with mill
When the mill was still in Leiden, this mill was, among other things, a sawmill. At that time the name of the mill was “De Haan”. Because of the connection with the sawmill, a beard (name plate of the mill) was made in Rococo style with a rooster ca...Read more