Lijkermolen no. 1

Poeldijk 8
2375 NE Rijpwetering
Windmills ,
Foto door: Roos - Lichtgevoelig

Lijkermolen no. 1

Together Lijkermolen No. 1 and Lijkermolen No. 2 form a unique duo. They are the only twelve-sided stone mills in the Netherlands. The two ground-sailers (windmills that can be controlled from the ground) were built in 1780 on a pond which had had its peat removed (the current Drooggemaakte Veender- en Lijkerpolder) to drain it dry.

In contrast to No. 2, Lijkermolen No. 1 never received an electric auxiliary drive. Until the 1980s it continued to drain the polder using wind energy. Due to the poor state of repair, a thorough restoration took place in 1996. Since then, the mill has been in full working capacity.

Lijkermolen No. 1 is located on Kleipoel in Rijpwetering and shows off beautifully against the landscape of open water and deep polders. The mill is not open to the public.

More information about Lijkermolen No. 1 can be found in the Dutch windmill database.