Back in the days there were 18 mills spinning in Delft, nowadays there is only one. That one mill is Mill the Rose. This mill in Delft is not just the only left-over mill, it is also still in use as a flour mill. A flour mill is a mill where grain is processed to flour. In case of Mill the Rose that happens on a weekly base with biological flour. On Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s you can climb upstairs in the mill to see the process and discover the mill from the inside. Do you come to Delft by car? You can park your car at the Prinsenhofgarage. This is the closest garage.
Mill the Rose is open for visitors on Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s. Under supervision of one of the volunteers, you can see Mill the Rose from the inside. On the afternoons that the mill is open for public, you can also go to the shop for the biological flour and other regional products, like honey and Delftse elderberry syrup. But also, if you have an event or want to visit the Mill with a group, it is possible. You need to make an appointment for these kinds of things. You can read about it at the website of Mill the Rose: www.delftsemolen.nl.
History of Mill the Rose
They used to make flour in the Delftse mill for bakers and inhabitants of Delft. Since 2015 they process again; nowadays it is biological grain, which process flour. This flour is for sale at the little shop in the Mill. The flour is also delivered to local catering industry.
If you wonder about the shape of the Mill, there is an explanation. In 1500 the Mill was already on the place where it is nowadays. Back in the days, the Mill was made from wood. Step by step the tower is ‘petrified’. That has given it it’s weird shape. The top of the tower is round, but the bottom of the tower is hexagonal.
Are you visiting Delft? Then a visit to the only, still in use, mill of Delft cannot be missed. Make sure to look up the opening hours on the website of Mill the Rose: www.molenderoos.nl. Are you visiting the Mill by car? Then the Prinsenhofgarage is the closest garage to park your car.