Fogelsangh State in Veenklooster nu Geregistreerd Museum!
VEENKLOOSTER (NL) – 14 juli 2017 is de fraai ingerichte Fogelsangh-State in Veenklooster opgenomen in het register van Geregistreerde Musea. Dat meldt Jan Willem Zwart van de gemeente Achtkarspelen (Buitenpost), manager van het adellijke huis aan de noordkant van de Friese Wouden.
Fogelsangh State in Veenklooster is nu een officieel geregistreerd museum.
Experiences underneath the sail arms
Grinding mills more than a museum
Until 1850, there were more than 2400 windmills in Friesland. Only 124 are left. Most of them go back to the period between 1850 and 1900. Modern driving technology of breaking, grinding and wood sawing machines and screw pumps for the drainage of the polders has made them redundant.
The remaining mills are special monuments. In East Friesland you will find almost all types of mills. Some of them are accessible to visitors, to see them in operation. They are kept running by professionally trained volunteers.
There are several flourmills in the region, for instance in Wolvega (Hoofdstraat West 52), Noordwolde (Industriestraat 29) and Makkinga (Lycklamaweg 15b). Some of the millers are processing their flour into bread on the spot, for instance in the museum and mill ‘De Weyert’ in the village of Makkinga, or they sell the milled grain to private persons or the local baker.
In the east of Friesland is one worth seeing, still functioning and very useful polder draining-mill, the Rietvink in Nijetrijne (Veendijk 6) in the nature reserve and former peat extraction area the Rottige Meente. This magnificent hiking, cycling and sailing area is the gate to the National Park De Weerribben. In the teagarden of The Rietvink, managed by a female miller, one can enjoy locally made mill cakes and freshly brewed coffee and tea. We highly recommend a group tour, combining a round trip by Staatsbosbeheer (Dutch Forestry).
Petra van der Wal
Lia van der Mark
|‘De Weyert’ in Makkinga.|