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De Zaandplatte


Is De Zaandplatte Drenthe’s most attractive mill? A few years ago, a questionnaire determined it is. Part of the mill’s appeal is its exquisite location. Owing to its beautiful location, several years ago, the mill even featured as the set of a Dutch horror film, The Windmill Massacre or The Windmill in the United States. But not only its location is attractive. It’s an operational mill that runs frequently, and in which flour and second-hand books are sold. De Zaandplatte—simply gorgeous!

De Zaandplatte used to be located a few kilometres away i…

Is De Zaandplatte Drenthe’s most attractive mill? A few years ago, a questionnaire determined it is. Part of the mill’s appeal is its exquisite location. Owing to its beautiful location, several years ago, the mill even featured as the set of a Dutch horror film, The Windmill Massacre or The Windmill in the United States. But not only its location is attractive. It’s an operational mill that runs frequently, and in which flour and second-hand books are sold. De Zaandplatte—simply gorgeous!

De Zaandplatte used to be located a few kilometres away in Echten. For years, this belt mill (a windmill atop a small natural or artificial mound) was being used as a summer house by the adjacent summer campsite. Even though, hidden among the trees, it wasn’t very visible. In the nineties, this changed; both the mill and its surrounding area were sanitised. Partly by virtue of its location along a touristic cycling path heading towards Dwingelerveld National Park, it generates a lot of interest.  

Eight-sided smock mill (belt mill)

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