Watermill of Oploo
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Watermill of Oploo - Oploo

N 51.606321 / E 5.874398

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

Watermill of Oploo
Watermolenstraat 2
5841 CT Oploo

Contact details
T: 0485-383551
E: info@dhm.nl

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday Closed

Open only on the first Saturday of the month.

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