Korenmolen De Roode Leeuw (translation: Red Lion Flour Mill) in Gouda.
One of the oldest flour mills in the Netherlands, built in 1727. Due to industrialization, the mill was out of business in the early 1920. Most of the wooden interior was stripped and removed as firewood during the Dutch famine winter of 1944 – 1945.Owned by Gouda municipality, a complete restoration was carried out in 1985. Korenmolen De Roode Leeuw is now a working mill, grinding, crushing, blending and sifting grain, selling its own produce at the little cute store next door. Variety of products for sale include all kinds of flour, yeast, seeds, spices, nuts, pancake mix, bread mix, recipe books and more. Organic products are available too.
The opening hours of the shop are limited only to: Thursday from 9am to 2pm and Saturday from 9am to 4pm.
I consider this one of the FREE things to do in Gouda!
Korenmolen De Roode Leeuw is located less than 10 minutes walk from the iconic Stadhuis van Gouda or the old Town Hall of Gouda. From this mill, walk a further 2-3 minutes along the water where you can check out historic ships moored permanently along the Vest as part of the Museumhaven Gouda (translation: Museum Harbor Gouda) and admire Mallegat Sluice gate in operation. Definitely a scenic walk when in Gouda!
Website: http://www.flourpower.nl/index.htm(Dutch only)
Address: Vest 67. 2801VE GOUDA.