Post-Tour "Mill wonders in Flanders"

















The tour started on Sunday June 10th after breakfast and took the particpants in 4 days to the wonderful mills of Belgian Flanders.


The emphasis was on both originality and successful restoration and will include aspects of the typical Flemish heritage of many centuries. See appendix 2 for a summary.


The tour ended on Wednesday afternoon June 13th, late afternoon.


Schedule: (still subject to alteration)

Sunday      June 10th

(tour to start after breakfast) world's tallest windmill (under reconstruction) at Princen-hage; post mill at Zundert; border crossing; water-powered oil mill; chain-driven cap winder; flour-producing tower mill with a collection of steam engines (all in the province of Antwerp); hotel in Antwerp


Monday      June 11th

two cap winders; a very old watermill; oil mill originally horse-driven; combined flour and oil smock mill; post mill with two pairs of stones; water-powered oil and corn mill; post mill operated by one of the area's last professional millers and millwrights (all in the province of Antwerp); hotel in Antwerp


Tuesday     June 12th

(provinces of East and West Flanders) three tower mills in working order (one is octagonal); post mill on a tall roundhouse with a reefing stage; three cap winders (one with patent sails); small flax scutching hollow post mill; working tide mill (tide permitting!); hotel in Gent


Wednesday June 13th

watermill with gearing in a typical brick-walled pit; idyllically situated overshot watermill; another post mill; last remaining watermill for paper production (museum) in Flanders; drop-off at Brussels-Midi railway station; border crossing; drop-offs at Amsterdam Schiphol airport (or near-by hotel) and hotel Mooi Veluwe at Putten



(permission obtained from photographer)




(permission obtained from photographer)











Last update: April 29th, 2012