De Besthmenermolen

Besthmenermill - Ommen / Besthmen

N 52.497086 / E 6.42292

In 1583, there is already a mill in the hamlet Besmanninck, as the area was called then. In 1861 the mill burned down and the present mill was built as its successor in 1862. It was a beautiful belter mill. In 1954, the miller started grinding electrically and the windmill fell into disrepair. In addition, the moor around the windmill became woodland and the windmill was almost completely hidden from view. In 1977, the municipality of Ommen bought the windmill and it was gradually restored. In 1988, it was decided to turn the mill into an information centre for nature, the environment, the landscape and recreation. Not only was the restoration of the mill completed in 1995, but the environment - the mill's biotope - was also considerably improved, allowing the sails to turn regularly once more.

De Besthmenermolen

Hammerweg 59A
7731 AJ Ommen / Besthmen

Contact details
T: 0572-302705

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 13:30 - 16:00
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 13:30 - 16:00
Sunday 13:30 - 16:00

Sundays only on the first Sunday of the month. Also open by appointment.

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