Welcome to the windmills
De Ster and De Lelie at the Kralingse Plas in Rotterdam-Kralingen are the only still operational snuff and spice mills. De Ster is originally from 1829 and has been rebuilt twice after a fire. De Lelie is from 1777 and still in its original state. More about the history of the mills can be found here.
With sufficient wind, the mills are also in operation. The millers are happy to explain the production of snuff, grinding of spices and the operation and history of the mills. The mills are kept in operation by volunteers.
De Ster is open again for visitors. There are, however, some restrictions in addition to the well-known basic rules:
- A maximum of 2 people at a time per guided tour, with the exception of households.
- A maximum of 7 people can be at the top of the mill at the same time and a maximum of 3 people below. If it is busy you may have to wait a while.
We are very happy that we can receive visitors again, you are most welcome!