Photographer's Note

We found this nice mill on our way to visit some friends living nearby in Leeuwarden and decided to have a look at the mill along the way. Weather was really nice but enough wind to let the mill work at pretty high speed.

The Hempenserpoldermolen was originally build in 1863 and renovated in 1989. The mill is still working and used to pump the water out of the polder, but only during weekends. When the mill is not working an electro motor is used.
Inclueding the blades the height is 23.80m.

The mill is situated south of Leeuwarden, near the N31 highway. Usually it is working during weekends when there is enough wind (and not too much). When working it is also possible to visit the mill.
For more technical information and exact location see (in Dutch).

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