Mill de Korenbloem (The Cornflower) - Zoelen
The mill was built in 1775. It replaced a stand windmill that stood in the same place. The foundations of the old mill were found during the restoration of the current mill. The remains are now marked in the pavement.
De Korenbloem has had many different owners. When the mill came into the hands of the 'Heerlijkheid Zoelen', it was rented to J. van Ommeren. He was the miller around 1900. Unfortunately, he had to witness that a child of his was beaten to death by the mill in 1910. In 1923 the mill was rented to Hendrik Junte who came from Doornspijk. He started the Firma Junte in 1951, but it probably ceased to exist in 1956. The mill was offered for rent again. A member of the well-known miller family Van de Poll worked in the mill for a while.
In 1975, the mill underwent a major restoration. This was much needed, as the mill had been standing idle for some time. Since then, grain has been ground there on a voluntary basis.
Mill de Korenbloem (The Cornflower)
4011 EL Zoelen
|Saturday||10:00 - 14:00|
Also open when the blue pennant is flying.
Nearby bicycle routes
Around the Hanseatic Cities (part 11)
Tiel, Geldermalsen, Buren
Did you know that Tiel was once a Hanseatic city? As a 'neighbour' of the great city of Nijmegen, Tiel profited from the trade on the river Waal. Unfortunately, the history of Tiel as a Hanseatic city did not last long.