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Op de Vrouweheide

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Location type: Windmill
Location address: Netherlands, Limburg, Ubachsberg, Mingersberg
Number of texts: 2
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Made by Michel
Made by Michel | Reference Wikipedia (English)

Op de Vrouweheide (English: On the Vrouweheide) is a windmill located on the Vrouwenheide just south of Ubachsberg, Voerendaal, in the Dutch province of Limburg. Build in 1858 as a tower mill, on an artificial hill, the windmill functioned as gristmill. The mill is a national monument (nr 37893) since 17 January 1967.


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  3 Trivia
  4 References


Build in 1858, the windmill functioned as a gristmill until 1925, after which it got into disrepair. The internal machinery was removed in 1950, and in 1958 the exterior was restored to function as a standstill monument. The mill was restored in 1975 to function as a restaurant. It was turned into a living space in 1980. The mill was again restored in 1989 bringing the exterior back to its original state, with the sails in working order. The mill is currently privately owned and functions as housing.
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  Pre- and post 1975 mill

  The mill and surrounding area

  New entrance

  Terrace on the mill


  Located 216 meters above Amsterdam Ordnance Datum, it is the highest windmill in the Netherlands.[1]
  Although the windmill was built in 1858, the building itself indicates it was built in 1857.

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Made by Chris 1966

Op de Vrouweheide is een voormalige korenmolen op de Vrouwenheide, even ten zuiden van Ubachsberg in de Nederlandse provincie Limburg.

De windmolen staat op het Plateau van Ubachsberg.

De molen werd in 1858 gebouwd. De molen bleef tot 1925 in bedrijf en verviel daarna tot een ruïne. In 1958 volgde een uitwendige restauratie als stilstaand monument. Het binnenwerk was rond 1950 reeds verwijderd. De molen was na de restauratie tot 1975 in gebruik als café-restaurant. Sinds 1980 is de molen in gebruik als woning. Bij een omvangrijke restauratie in 1989 werd de molen uitwendig weer in de originele staat gebracht. De molen is particulier eigendom en is in principe draaivaardig.

Sinds 1967 is de molen een rijksmonument.
Het is met 216 meter boven NAP de hoogstgelegen windmolen van Nederland.
Hoewel de windmolen in 1858 is gebouwd, staat op het gebouw zelf aangegeven dat 1857 het bouwjaar is.

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