Mill De Ster - Geesteren - Geesteren
Mill De Ster is an octagonal tower corn mill, built in 1859. On the beard of the mill is the year 1856. This is not the year the mill was built, but the year it was commissioned. The order came from the Hilhorst family, although it is unclear whether it came from G. Hilhorst's widow, Berendina Hagens, or from their son Jan Hilhorst. With the exception of the period 1916 to 1960, the mill remained within the Hilhorst family. In 1977 the mill was transferred to the municipality of Borculo, which is still the owner today.
The mill burned down three times during its existence, in 1866, 1900 and 1902, each time to the height of the racks. In 1943 the mill was spared a fourth catastrophe when it was set on fire during a dogfight. However, the population managed to extinguish the fire in time with buckets of water. The mill was officially put back into operation as a grinding corn mill on May 7, 1980 and has been operated by a volunteer since that time. The miller grinds animal feed for a company, which sponsors the mill.
Mill De Ster - Geesteren
7274 AA Geesteren
|Wednesday||09:00 - 16:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 16:00|
You are welcome to visit the mill when it is running and/or when flags are flying. Visits are also possible by appointment. The last Saturday of March and September the mill is closed.