De Zwaluw is an operational mill with an expansive shop in the centre of Hoogeveen. Since it’s a production mill, its electric motor is switched on when there is no wind. Its name was only recently given to it after its renovation in 1980. Before that time, the mill didn’t have an official name—although unofficially it was sometimes called De Zon or De Krakeel.

 

A long time ago, the mill was located along a canal; barges could sail into …

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De Zwaluw is an operational mill with an expansive shop in the centre of Hoogeveen. Since it’s a production mill, its electric motor is switched on when there is no wind. Its name was only recently given to it after its renovation in 1980. Before that time, the mill didn’t have an official name—although unofficially it was sometimes called De Zon or De Krakeel.

 

A long time ago, the mill was located along a canal; barges could sail into the mill using a stone arc in the mill’s substructure to load and unload their cargo. The canal has disappeared, but the mill has remained. Not without a struggle, however; a demolition permit has been requested for the mill in the past. Hidden between others buildings, De Zwaluw is barely noticeable in the streetscape. While it may take a while to find, a visit to this mill is well worth your time. 

Eight-sided smock mill with stage

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Van Echtenstraat 47
7902 EL Hoogeveen
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