Windmill route Vrachelse Heide and Zevenbergen

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Oosterhout
  • 65.06 km (Approximately 03:49 u)
  • Cycling route 131072
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Windmill route Vrachelse Heide and Zevenbergen

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Oosterhout
  • 65.06 km (Approximately 03:49 u)
  • Cycling route 131072
You drive over a former heathland and shifting sand area that is nowadays mainly planted with Scots pine: the Vrachelse Heide. You will also come across a lot. Mill Hoop Doet Leven is a round stone ground sailor - a type of mill whose blades almost touch the ground when it turns. It was built in 1783. Stellingmolen Zeldenrust dates from 1866. The Hoekse Molen (hull/remainder) is a round stone mill from 1873. Molen Fleur, a round stone scaffolding mill, was built in 1841. Zevenbergen Castle was built around 1290, but demolished in 172. Huis Luchtenberg was the courtyard of the castle. In Hooge Zwaluwe you will also cycle past an almost 44 meter water tower, dating from 1948.

Directions

# Description Distance
91
91 (Bredaseweg, 4904SC, Oosterhout, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
Schans bij het Pannenhuis (Vrachelseheide, 4911 BS, Oosterhout, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.36 km
92
92 (4911BW, Oosterhout, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.72 km
De Hoop (4911BA, Oosterhout, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.09 km
94
94 (Houtse Heuvel, 4911AT, Oosterhout, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.33 km
99
99 (4921VV, Oosterhout, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 7.71 km

Sights

Schans bij het Pannenhuis

Vrachelseheide
4911 BS Oosterhout
https://www.zuiderwaterlinie.nl/11-vestingsteden/forten-in-nederland/schans-bij-pannenhuis

From 1672 onwards the English, French and Germans fought against the Republic. Republican soldiers withdrew behind the Schans at the Pannenhuis. Enemy soldiers stayed in the inns and with residents of Oosterhout. This is also the case in the Pannenhuis. Owner Cornelis Bus declared the billeted soldiers 62 guilders and 8 stuivers. In the area the English caused a lot of damage to forests, fields, crops, houses and barns. The village council decided: after six o'clock no more beer for the English.

De Hoop


4911BA Oosterhout
http://www.allemolens.nl

Take a look at Molen de Hoop on the edge of Den Hout. The mill runs regularly and that is worth seeing for yourself. However, the mill has not been able to grind since 2014.

Hoop Doet Leven


4921HK Drimmelen
http://www.allemolens.nl

The mill was built in 1867. In the autumn of 1944 the mill was damaged by combat actions. The mill was restored in 1971. The mill is again regularly used on wind power by the volunteer miller.

Watertoren


4921XH Drimmelen

Tower-like building with a water reservoir or water tank at the top

Zeldenrust

Zeldenrust
4927BG Drimmelen
http://www.allemolens.nl

In Hooge Zwaluwe you will find the Zeldenrust windmill. This mill was built in 1866 to grind grain. The mill was also used for this purpose until 1946. Later, the mill was restored on a large scale to remain operational.

Hoekse Molen (romp/restant)


4765BE Moerdijk
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, which have truly been set up as a polder model. A must see!

Fleur

Fleur
4761ED Moerdijk
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were not only used to produce flour from cereals, but also for draining polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!

Zevenbergen

Stationsstraat
4761BX Moerdijk

Currently the house is completely built. The facade has two storeys under a gable roof and contains five bays. The door is in the middle bay. The front door fanlight has a incorporated lantern. Above it a stone medai

Zwartenbergse Molen


4871 NJ Etten-Leur
http://www.allemolens.nl

The Zwartenbergse Molen is the only mill in North Brabant that still has a real grinding function. Yet windmills were not only used to produce grain from cereals, but also to reclaim polder areas. The mill can move a maximum of 80 cubic meters of water per minute.

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