Korenmolen De Hoop

Korenmolen De Hoop

About the museum

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.

To the website

Visiting address

Parallelweg 33
1756 ED ’t Zand

Opening hours

The mill can be visited by everyone from the beginning of April to the end of October on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. In July and August also on Friday.

The mill can also be visited at other times for groups (eg schools) by appointment. Under the guidance of a guide, an explanation is given about the mill. Please contact us by phone or email.


The mill is free to visit. There is a generous donation jar in which you can put your donation.


Visiting address
Parallelweg 33
1756 ED ’t Zand

Postal address
Molenpad 10
1756 EE ’t Zand

T +31 6 245 23 440
E info@molentzand.nl

Other information

Free parking is available on the grounds around the mill.

The ground floor of the mill is wheelchair accessible, the rest is not.

At flour mill ‘de Hoop’ there are 14 places to spend the night with a camper.

An impression of the museum

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