Molen De Speelman

The Grain Mill of Rotterdam Overschie! Entry € 1,=/adult

Wednesday and Saturday between 10am and 3pm

Visit the mill

  • Picture of: Mick Willemsen / Madstudio
  • Picture of: Mick Willemsen / Madstudio
  • Picture of: Paul Breijs

About Molen De Speelman

In Overschie, until 1972, a round stone scaffolding mill “De Hoop” stood on the Delftweg near the Schie. For low-flying aircraft from Zestienhoven airport, this mill was a dangerous obstacle and it was therefore decided to relocate and rebuild the last mill of Overschie, once about 28, on the Overschiese Kleiweg. After the move, it was given the name De Speelman.

Wikipedia & De molendatabase

In May 1999 there was a beautiful artikel (Dutch) in “Molendewereld” with many photos about the rescue of the mill from May 1940.

Are you interested in the biotope around the mill? View this artikel (Dutch) from Erfgoedhuis Zuid-Holland.

Become volunteer

Looking for a woman or man who would like to strengthen our team and preserve the craft of miller as an intangible heritage. Het Gilde van Vrijwillige Molenaars has made a textbook and there are pleasant informative meetings. Contact us using ‘Contact’ in the menu.

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Support us

  • As a volunteer at the store, as a tour guide or apprentice miller
  • By purchasing from the store, a gift whether or not after viewing
  • As a sponsor to preserve the last Overschiese mill.
  • Visit us.


Please contact us


All work on the mill is carried out by volunteers who have completed the training to become a voluntary miller or are still learning to do so. The millers are Paul and Toby (not on this picture). The millers in training are Nico, Frans, Leo, Ed and Ewoud, Arie helps with grinding and in the shop. Gerard helps on-call duty.


Visit the mill in park Zestienhoven

News / announcements:

The mill is open!

Good news, the mill is open for business! Please note: you must follow the RIVM guidelines and keep your distance. Click here for more information.

For health safety: PIN payment only.

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The mill is closed for a while during the corona crisis. The volunteers of Molen de Speelman take this opportunity for major maintenance and renovation. In collaboration with Gebroeders Ouwendijk B.V., a completely new office with sales desk will be installed. Unfortunately, no flour is ground, since making food products and renovation do not go together in a mill for hygiene.

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Heritage Days Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 Sep 2020

With free viewings for young and old.

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