Holten's Molen

Grinding grain, crushing seeds and sawing wood; a unique combination

Come visit the mill and enjoy…

the soaring sails and creaky wooden structures, the dusting flour, the turning grindstones of the edge mill and the crackling fire in the stove, the deafening sounds of the seed crusher and the scent of the warm linseed oil.

The windmill, built in 1890, was expanded with an oil mill and sawmill, respectively in the years 1893 and 1909. This created a mill with three functions: grinding grain, crushing seeds and sawing wood; a unique combination. The introduction of cooperative societies, farmers’ unions and large-scale compound feed plants marked the end for the traditional windmills.

To prevent the mill from being demolished by the municipality in 1989, the foundation Holten’s Mill was established, which bought the mill for the symbolic price of 1 guilder and restored it to its former glory. On October 24, 1998, the mayor of Deurne reopened the mill as a fully functional grain and oil mill. In September 2008, the former wind-powered sawmill was also fully restored and ready for use again.

You can buy various flour and linseed oil products in the mill.

Opening hours and remarks
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 1 PM to 4 PM.
The 1st Sunday of the month is a day filled with activities. You get to see the mill in action, grinding grain, crushing seeds and sawing wood.
The mill is open on every 3rd Sunday of the month and if there is enough wind, the mill will be fully functional as well.

During the abovementioned opening hours, you can buy various types of flour and linseed oil at the mill. And of course, you are always welcome whenever the mill is active.

Practical Information

Pets
Pets Pets only on leash
Sights, activities & experiences
Guided tours Yes
Demonstrations Yes
Product sales/museum shop Yes
Type of museum mills
Price
price explanation free access

Day From Till
Monday 20:00 22:00
Saturday 10:00 13:00

* Also every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 13.00-16.00 open. And of course, you are always welcome whenever the mill is active and by appointment (phone: 0493-316348 or email info@holtensmolen.nl).