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I adore windmills. This is my favorite one (I already posted him before) especially because the environment is so beautiful. It looks good in every season. The mill stands besides the canal Damme - Brugge (dug by spanish prisoners of war in 1810 on demand of Napoleon) and on the 17th century townwalls, erected by the spanish occupator.
Some words about the mill itself: the windmill was built in 1867 on the place where a wooden standardmill (type of mill) stood. This wooden mill was owned by the counts of flanders and already existed in the 13th century. The present one you see on the picture remained operational until 1963. In 1971, he was then bought by the province West-Vlaanderen and restored in 1975-77. Since this restoration, the wings swiftly turn in the wind again during the summer months. In 1975, the mill became a protected monument. It can also be visited, but you will have to check the visiting hours with the tourist office in Damme.

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