Wijmarse Molen
The Wijmarse Watermill

The Wijmarse Watermill - Arcen

N 51.470246 / E 6.182381

One of the most beautiful watermills in North Limburg was Arcen's castle mill, also known as the Wijmarse Watermolen. Originally, the mill consisted of two floors. The front part near the north facade housed the corn mill, and the rear part along the stream housed the oil mill. At the beginning of the 19th century a third storey was added.

At the end of the First World War it fell out of use. In the autumn of 1944, the mill was again a target, this time for British artillery. The mill was severely damaged. In the years that followed, the remains fell into disrepair more and more, until in 1978, the Limburgs Landschap Foundation became the custodian of the castle, the estate and the watermill. In 1980, mill enthusiasts started to renovate the mill building. Meanwhile, the foundation 'Stichting Behoud Watermolen Arcen' was founded. Together with an architectural firm, a complete restoration plan was drawn up in 1985. The castle was completed first, followed by the water mill.

On 27 May 1993, the water mill was once again put into use as a grist mill. Grain distillery De IJsvogel moved into the building. In the Schenkerij, home-made gin, herb bitters and liqueurs are served. But also a large assortment of coffee and tea varieties, flans and various lunch dishes. During a guided tour, you will set off through the mill. The guide will be pleased to tell you more about the craft of miller and distiller.

Wijmarse Molen

The Wijmarse Watermill
Schans 20A
5944 AG Arcen

Contact details
T: +31774731240
E: info@ijsvogel.com

Opening hours
Monday 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Every Sunday at 14:00 there is an open guided tour. In July and August, there is an open tour every day from 14:00.

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