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Moulin Noordmeulen

Mill (HONDSCHOOTE)


This post mill may be one of the very oldest in Europe, judging by an inscription on one of its beams dating back to 1127. However, there is no written record of the mill before 1547. On your visit, look out for a piece of wood that bears the Italian words: "Buon la forza, Meglio l'ingenio !" meaning "Strength is great, genius is better!". Listen and learn...