In the middle of the forest of Landgoed Geijsteren, which covers more than 700 ha, is the historic national monument "de Rosmolen". This characteristic watermill dates back to 1667 and is still regularly used for grinding grains. Contrary to what the name suggests, the mill is not a real horse mill. The name comes from a nearby farm that did include a steed mill, a mill powered by a horse or steed. After it burned down in 1863, the name was transferred to this water mill. Until about 1930 the mill was mainly used for grinding the grain of the farmers in the area for the bakers from Geijsteren and Oostrum. The mill building has a special diamond-shaped thatched roof.
Limburg The Netherlands
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