De Watermolen van Opwetten
Waterwheel mill

De Watermolen van Opwetten

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The history of this mill goes back about a thousand years, although the exact year of construction is unknown. The mill was probably built by the monks of the Abbey of Sint-Truiden in the 11th century. It is an undershot watermill that has functioned over the years as a grain, oil and sawmill. The mill has the largest water wheel in the Netherlands with a diameter of more than 9 meters. Apart from the sawing machine, the mill is still completely authentic. The sawing machine has been sold like scrap iron in the past. This is one of the three watermills that Vincent van Gogh captured on his canvas during his lifetime. Here on the Dommel he worked together with the painter Anthon van Rappard, whom he had met in Brussels in 1880. The grain and sawmill is freely accessible all week. The mill runs on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There is a voluntary miller present who can give you more information about the operation of the mill. You can also buy flour in the mill.

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5631 AD Nuenen c.a.
North Brabant The Netherlands

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