'De Volksvriend' mill with baker's cottage

Gitzels Mill Piet Gitzels, known in Liessel as the miller, had this mill built in 1903 at what was then the Schoolstraat, the current Hoofdstraat. The mill was therefore also called Gitzels mill. This structure, with its wingspan of 26 meters, was higher and broader than the old mill of Liessel and has two sets of millstones, one of which has been dismantled. The construction of the belt cost 25 guilders. This is one of the youngest mills of the region.
War damage  In the autumn of 1944, the mill suffered war damaged. In 1946 it was repaired. Parts of the dismantled stone gristmill from Bergeijk were used for the restoration. The mill has two pairs of millstones, including one of 17-inch-thick cullen stones, which is, however, not functioning. After the war, the mill was sold to the van Deursen miller's family.
Renovation The…

Gitzels Mill Piet Gitzels, known in Liessel as the miller, had this mill built in 1903 at what was then the Schoolstraat, the current Hoofdstraat. The mill was therefore also called Gitzels mill. This structure, with its wingspan of 26 meters, was higher and broader than the old mill of Liessel and has two sets of millstones, one of which has been dismantled. The construction of the belt cost 25 guilders. This is one of the youngest mills of the region.
War damage  In the autumn of 1944, the mill suffered war damaged. In 1946 it was repaired. Parts of the dismantled stone gristmill from Bergeijk were used for the restoration. The mill has two pairs of millstones, including one of 17-inch-thick cullen stones, which is, however, not functioning. After the war, the mill was sold to the van Deursen miller's family.
Renovation The mill has been property of Deurne municipality since 1966. In 1970, the mill was thoroughly renovated and made ready for milling. The mill is still regularly used by a few volunteer millers and can usually be visited on Thursdays and Saturdays. In 2010, another renovation was carried out, at which time the mechanism was reviewed and partly renewed. The mill is operated by volunteer millers. 
Baker's cottage Near to the mill is a baker's cottage which was rebuilt in its original state in 1988 by order of the guild. In the past, there were 20 bakeries in Liessel, including seven of these cottages. 

Contact

Address:
Molen De Volksvriend met bakhuisje
Esdoornhof 30
5757 AN Liessel
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Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday closed
  • Every wednesday closed
  • Every thursday from 10:00 to 16:00
  • Every friday closed
  • Every saturday from 10:00 to 16:00
  • Every sunday closed

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