Coming to Lommel on a city trip? Then make sure the centuries-old Leyssensmolen is on your to-do list. This important attraction is a corn mill with a very colourful history, and you can take that quite literally. Each year the mill is decorated for the Molenfeesten, or Mill Festivities.


After being built in Olmen in 1797, the 26 tonne Leyssensmolen went on to be relocated no less than three times! Its sails now soar in Kattenbos, where you can relax on the lawn or the picnic benches around it. Keen to discover more of the mill’s secrets? Look no further! During the open days, passionate millers will show you how the mill works and tell you more about its history.


Tip: after your visit, be sure to pick up a bag of traditionally ground flour to take home!


Kattenrijt z/n, 3920 Lommel

Parkeren doe je best op de parking in de Zandstraat. Daarnaast is het een 5 minuten wandelen tot aan de molen.



The area around the mill is wheelchair and pushchair friendly but the mill house itself is not.

There are special parking spaces near the mill.


Opening hours

The Leyssensmolen is open and free to visit at the times listed below:

  • Every 1st Sunday of the month (throughout the year) from 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Every 3rd Saturday of the month (all year round) from 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Every Sunday in July and August from 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Other times on request


Group visits

Reservations 3 weeks in advance, via Tourism Lommel: info@toerismelommel.be or +32 (0)11 399 600.