Watermill of Oploo - Oploo
In 1516 the mill belonged to the dynasty of Oploo under the family Van Steenhuys. The present mill building dates from 1725, the extension from 1780. In the course of time the mill has been used as an oil, grain, and peel mill. Because the stream has a modest water supply, it could be milled almost only in the winter period when there was enough water. The purchase of a windmill in 1800 created greater operational security.
In 1944 the mill was still being used to mill for the bakers of eleven surrounding villages by the millers Rutten. After the liberation, the watermill was still in use for grinding grain until 1953. In 1969 the mill underwent restoration and began to serve as a youth center. In the garden there are two stones as a souvenir of the former oil mill.
Watermill of Oploo
5841 CT Oploo
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|Saturday||09:00 - 12:00|
Open only on the first Saturday of the month.