Mill 'the Oostenwind'

Only one beam actually remains of the original that is at least five centuries old: the standard. This is a tall upright axle, around which the entire upper housing of the mill can be turned to the wind.

The other parts of the mill are not as old. Over time, the mill has endured a lot, and was even largely destroyed on two occasions. In the 18th century, it was blown over during a severe storm. In 1970, the mill burned down, having been completely restored only a few years earlier. 

Most mills in this area are approximately one hundre…

Only one beam actually remains of the original that is at least five centuries old: the standard. This is a tall upright axle, around which the entire upper housing of the mill can be turned to the wind.

The other parts of the mill are not as old. Over time, the mill has endured a lot, and was even largely destroyed on two occasions. In the 18th century, it was blown over during a severe storm. In 1970, the mill burned down, having been completely restored only a few years earlier. 

Most mills in this area are approximately one hundred to one hundred and fifty years old. When these mills were built, it was common to give them a name, but at the end of the Middle Ages, the time when this mill was built, people in this area were not yet in the habit of doing so. 
It was only in 2006, with the celebration of the 500th anniversary that the mill was given a name:
'de Oostenwind' (The East Wind). 

Opening hours 
- Saturday from 13.00 - 17.30 (12.30 to 16.30 from November to February) 
- Wednesdays from 13.00 - 17.00 (from November to March only in fair weather)
– Other days: by appointment

Admission is free. A small contribution to the maintenance of the mill is gratefully received.

You can also book a group tour of approximately 1.5 hours, at a cost of €5 per person. Please register via the Asten Tourist Office: tel: +31 (0)493-692999/winkel@vvv-asten.nl

When there is sufficient wind, the mill turns and milling sometimes takes place.

Contact

Address:
Molen 'de Oostenwind'
Molenweg 23
5721 XG Asten
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Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday closed
  • Every wednesday closed
  • Every thursday closed
  • Every friday closed
  • Every saturday open
  • Every sunday closed

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