The Woldzigt mill in Roderwolde functions both as an oil and a grain mill. The mill houses a grain museum and a mill shop. The shop sells various kinds of flour and linseed oil products. It is beautifully positioned by the water’s edge. Every Saturday, the mill organises an oil-crushing demonstration, which is worth visiting. The millers will gladly tell you more about the process of crushing oil. The process of extracting linseed oil from linseeds still occurs in a traditional manner.

In contrast to the Zaan district (Dutch: Zaanstreek), oil m…

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The Woldzigt mill in Roderwolde functions both as an oil and a grain mill. The mill houses a grain museum and a mill shop. The shop sells various kinds of flour and linseed oil products. It is beautifully positioned by the water’s edge. Every Saturday, the mill organises an oil-crushing demonstration, which is worth visiting. The millers will gladly tell you more about the process of crushing oil. The process of extracting linseed oil from linseeds still occurs in a traditional manner.

In contrast to the Zaan district (Dutch: Zaanstreek), oil mills in the north and east of the Netherlands are usually also grain mills. The reason being that crushing oil was a seasonal activity that would take place between September and May. In May the cows would return to the meadows; as a result, causing the market for linseed cakes to disappear. The grain mill, however, would continue its production all year round. The crushing of oil at the mill was terminated in 1951, but was resumed after a large renovation in the seventies. Working cooperatively with a paint factory, there have been successful experiments producing a hardwood oil which is based on traditionally-produced linseed oil. 

Eight-sided smock mill with stage

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Hoofdstraat 58
9315 PC Roderwolde
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