Groeneveldse molen
Windmill

Groeneveldse molen

The Groeneveld windmill in Schipluiden was built in 1719 to replace an earlier wooden windmill, which burned down after a lightning strike. The mill is one of the few of many water mills that have survived in the municipality of Midden-Delfland. The mill has been owned by the Delfland Water Board since 1977 and, together with a pumping station, drains the Groeneveldse polder. Until 1960, the polder was drained exclusively using wind power. After the construction of a pumping station, the mill was shut down. The paddle wheel that raises the water 1.90 m was equipped with an electric motor in the early 1980s, which is still functioning. The Groeneveld windmill is visible from a great distance and can be visited when it is running. The Groeneveld mill is a house that was inhabited until the 1970s, where visitors can get an impression of the living conditions of a miller's family.

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Midden-Delfland
South Holland The Netherlands

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