Discover houtzaagmolen De Salamander

De Salamander is a typical Dutch sawmill, located in Leidschendam. While we don’t know when the mill was first built, we know it was reconstructed around 1778, after it was destroyed in a huge fire. After the second sawmill, De Hoop, also burnt down in 1895, a steam engine was installed so that sawing could continue in windless conditions, which was quite new in those days. This steam engine was fired with scrap wood.

The sawmill remained in operation until 1953, after which it fell into disrepair and was no longer maintained. After several decades, the Stichting Opbouw Salamander was founded, which organised the reconstruction and maintenance of the mill. The working sawmill is certainly worth a visit! After visiting the sawmill, you can also go for a stroll along De Oude Vliet!

Opening hours

12.00 - 16.00 hour
12.00 - 16.00 hour

The mill is open to visitors every Wednesday and Saturday from 12.00 to 16.00. Guides are present to welcome visitors and show them round the mill. And if there’s enough wind, the millers will obviously get the mill working.

Where can you find us?

Logo Houtzaagmolen de Salamander

Houtzaagmolen de Salamander

De Wiek 19
2265VK Leidschendam
+31 (0)70 - 320 41 68

More information?

Visit the website

Visit website

Startling activities

Buitenplaats Molenwei

Nature and recreational farm Buitenplaats Molenwei is working on a future-proof countryside where everyone is welcome. Together with ambassadors, professionals and organisations, they create multiple values, both ecological, social, sustainable and recreational. There’s always something cultural, sporty or games-related going on at the various event locations on the site. Which makes the estate a special […]

Boot- en kanoverhuur De Merenburger

For over 90 years, De Merenburger has been renting out rowboats, fishing boats, motorboats, boat trailers and canoes. And from De Merenburger, it’s just ten minutes to Recreatiegebied Vlietland.