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De Rietvink

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De Rietvink is a smock mill in Nijetrijne, Friesland, Netherlands which was built in 1855 and ceased work in 1964. The mill had been converted into a holiday home, but was restored to working order in 2009. It is listed as a Rijksmonument.
The mill was built in 1855 to drain the Grote Veenpolder. The first person to work the mill was paid ƒ3 per week, being allowed to live in the mill free of charge. It stopped working in 1964. Subsequently being converted to a holiday home in 1969, but retaining most of its machinery. During its working life, the mill was known as Molen №1, the name De Rietvink was given to it after it had been converted to a holiday home. Work began on the mill's restoration om December 2008. The restored mill working for the first time in June 2010. The work was carried out by Messrs Bouw '75 of Workum. The mill is listed as a Rijksmonument, №38871.


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