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
Amazing! One of the most interesting hallmarks of Holland! This is what everybody in Canada thinks of windmills in Holland!
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 and Open Museum weekend
- 14 May, 10.00-17.00: National Mill Day and Open Museum weekend
- July 9, 11.00-16.00: 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 (cancelled)
Out latest news
Newly built mill house and toilet building (postponed for a longer period of time)
Unfortunately, the new permit procedure is taking longer than we had hoped. At the moment it is not yet possible to say when and if this will all come to an end. However, we do our best to get everything done as quickly as possible. Especially because we can pa...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