Molen 't vliegend hert
Mill 't Vliegend Hert

Mill 't Vliegend Hert - Brielle

N 51.906331 / E 4.169718

The fortified town of Brielle became known for its capture by the Beggars on April 1, 1572. Partly due to this regained freedom from the Spaniards, another fortification system with ramparts and moats was constructed in the 17th century. The old city walls, where a wooden mill stood at the end of the Noordmolenslop or later Geuzenstraat, were demolished. With the expansion of the fortress on the east side, this standerd mill was placed on the Swarte-Waal stronghold, which was named Moolenbolwerk. In 1696, this mill was replaced by a large stone corn setting mill named "Het Vliegend Hert. This name was taken from the miller family Vliegendhart.

A fierce fire on the night of November 2 to 3, 1810 reduced this mill to ashes. The grist mill rebuilt in 1811 and named Noordmolen burned again in 1882, after which there was no rebuilding. No remains of this mill were found during the last major fortress restoration in the 1970s. However, two of the four lower footstones, the teers, of its wooden predecessor were found. The Briel Windmill Foundation 't Vliegend Hert, founded in 1978, then decided to raise half a million guilders through grants and donations for the rebuilding of a wooden standerd mill. The construction contract was finally awarded in 1984. The cast iron axle head came from the De Vlijt stage mill in Wageningen. In September 1986, the replica of the former wooden standerd mill was officially opened.

Molen 't vliegend hert

Mill 't Vliegend Hert
Molenstraat 14
3231 AJ Brielle

Contact details
T: +31610489051

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Also open every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00-13:00. Groups can also make an appointment for other days.

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