Red Lion Windmill (Molen De Roode Leeuw)

Red Lion Windmill (Molen De Roode Leeuw), Gouda: Address, Phone Number, Red Lion Windmill (Molen De Roode Leeuw) Reviews: 4.5/5

Red Lion Windmill (Molen De Roode Leeuw)

Red Lion Windmill (Molen De Roode Leeuw)
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chagen43
Florence, OR10 contributions
Real Working windmill
Jun 2018 • Solo
Great trip to see a working windmill and learn about the history and mechanics of windmills. We were lucky to experience the grinding noises when the brakes are applied! The guides are all volunteers and very knowledgeable!!
Written 30 June 2018
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Termite42
Federal Heights, CO192 contributions
Windmill
Oct 2017 • Family
The windmill is fun to see all the work they had to do to make flour and how the windmill worked and the low pay the workers received for doing the work.
Written 17 November 2017
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ilitty
Sofia, Bulgaria407 contributions
One of the several authentic old windmills in Gouda
Apr 2017 • Friends
This one of the several authentic old windmills in Gouda. It is very interesting to see it. Definitely, contributes to the atmosphere of the city.
Written 19 May 2017
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Gehrig S
Province of Alicante, Spain238 contributions
Interesting working windmill right in town
May 2016 • Family
This working windmill turns millstones to grind flour. Very cool seeing the whole thing turning. Go early because they close about 4PM. It's not open every day.
Written 29 May 2016
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PennyPR
Edinburgh, UK18 contributions
climb to the dizzy heights inside this lovely old windmill
Nov 2015 • Friends
It's a lovely canal side walk through venerable old trees to arrive at this lovely old mill. Although no longer producing flour, the sails still turn and the original working parts are on display up in the gallery floor, accessed by a wooden ladder with good hand holds on the stair treads. An elxerly gentilmanlooks after the mill and there is a donation box on the upstairs table. It would be churlish not to support such a well preserved and fascinating venture.
Written 14 November 2015
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Ricardo B
Miami, FL2,970 contributions
We where so lucky it was open day!
Sep 2015 • Friends
There are only two days in the year that this 19 century windmill is opened to public, on windmill day and monument day and we where so lucky it was monument day on the weekend of our visit. The care taker took us to explain us the very complex functioning of the windmill through 5 floors of vertical steps. Great
Written 21 September 2015
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Working mill
May 2014 • Family
We rode our bicycles into Gouda and stopped at this working mill. There is a small entrance fee charged to enter the mill. An on-site shop sells its produce. Interesting and worth a visit.
Written 15 April 2015
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Brian Smith
Bungay, UK855 contributions
Interesting City Centre Windmill
Sep 2013 • Couples
We love visiting mills, especially working ones where you can buy flour, semolina, etc. In the UK they are invariably out-of-town so you can imagine our surprise to find two in the city!

It's possible to enter the mill (€1.50 at the time of writing) and climb to the platform that runs around the outside. The mill is in good working order but the ladders are steep. There are good views of the city from the platform. The mill was turning when we visited so it's sensible to avoid going near the sails.

The adjacent shop sells many types of flour, such as wheat, rye and oat, mainly as bread mixes. Taste the difference from flour produced by industrial roller mills. Stone-ground flour is nuttier and retains more of the oil from the husk. Recommended.
Written 1 October 2013
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Tuinman
Brussel1 contribution
An adventure to a working, grain-grinding windmill
My five year old son and I have been reading a book called "de molen" about a family of millers at the Roode Leuuw Molen. He decided that we should visit the mill, meet the little boy, and see if they would let us climb on the “wieken” (blades of the windmill) like the boy did in the book. This posed a few problems like such as the book was published in 1991 so the boy was more like 23 now and they didn’t exactly give the address for the Red Lion mill and there are over 1,000 such mills in the Netherlands (although not all still grind grain like this one). We found the name of the mill on the bags of grain on one of the pages (the mill isn’t directly named in the book) along with the town name of Gouda.

We all liked the mill even though it was being renovated and especially liked the winkel and the discarded mill stones because we could see how rough they were. Unfortunately, the store was closed on Sunday but that was okay as we plan to pop in another time on our way somewhere to buy some mill flour. We spent the rest of the day wandering the quiet Sunday streets and could see that Saturday shopping would be great in Gouda. We made our way to a stunning square where we had pannekoeken, chased pigeons (at least the boys did) and watched the little carillon on the city hall.
Written 20 October 2008
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