Molen De Tijd - Mill

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Come and have a look at mill de Tijd in Oostendorp and experience the process from farm field to bakery. You can see how the old miller's craft has been given a new look. In the mill you will discover that grain is still being ground entirely by wind power to be used in the bakery which is located in front of the mill. Grind your own grain with a hand grinder and smell the fresh bread. The mill can be visited for free and the millers are happy to tell you everything there is to know about the milling, the history and the functioning of the mill. Group tours and children's parties are possible by appointment.

Mill de Tijd, an octagona…

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Come and have a look at mill de Tijd in Oostendorp and experience the process from farm field to bakery. You can see how the old miller's craft has been given a new look. In the mill you will discover that grain is still being ground entirely by wind power to be used in the bakery which is located in front of the mill. Grind your own grain with a hand grinder and smell the fresh bread. The mill can be visited for free and the millers are happy to tell you everything there is to know about the milling, the history and the functioning of the mill. Group tours and children's parties are possible by appointment.

Mill de Tijd, an octagonal grain mill, and the adjacent miller's house date from 1854. Over the years, several buildings have been added, such as a hammer mill in 1896, a granary in 1920 and a large hall in 1960. All buildings have been preserved with authentic details and elements and are restored into a bakery, chocolate shop, ice cream parlour and brasserie with conservatory and terrace.

The predecessor of the current mill was built in 1840 and was destroyed by fire in 1853. In 1854, Jan Willem Spijkerboer had the current mill built on the remains of the burnt down mill. This octagonal stage mill was used for grinding grain. After the war the milling switched to grinding grain with a hammer mill using an electric motor. In 1964 the mill was taken over by the sons Jan and Jacob Zoet, because of the poor condition of the mill at the time they applied for a demolition permit. Fortunately, the demolition was cancelled and a restoration followed in 1966, carried out by H. de Ruiter from Elspeet. Volunteers ran the mill for a few years after that, but due to new defects, the mill came to a standstill again. In 1984 the cousins Henk and Hendrik Zoet became the owners of the mill, which was in bad condition. A new restoration followed at the end of 1984.

After having been for sale for quite a while, Jan-Aart Schuld, owner of the bakery in Oldebroek, bought the mill and started this unique bakery concept here.

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Opening times

  • every Mondayfrom 08:00 to 18:00
  • every Tuesdayfrom 08:00 to 18:00
  • every Wednesdayfrom 08:00 to 18:00
  • every Thursdayfrom 08:00 to 18:00
  • every Fridayfrom 08:00 to 19:00
  • every Saturdayfrom 08:00 to 19:00
  • every Sundayclosed

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Accommodation

  • Type of building: Mill

Target group

  • ChildrenYes
  • GroupsYes
  • FamiliesYes
  • AdultsYes

Location

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