Flour mill De Herder

De Herder is an octagonal, thatched stage mill located in Medemblik. It's a smock mill equipped with two connected millstones. Up until 1047 the same location housed an earlier mill, which was demolished because it hadn't been functional in a long time and was not needed any more. For this reason, the materials could not be used any longer when reconstruction took place. Nonetheless, the mill was constructed with various old parts: the wooden octagon was built in Wormer in 1695 and served as an oil mill in Willeskop from 1904. In 1986, this mill body was brought to Medemblik when serious plans for rebuilding started taking shape, the large wooden beams could still be adjusted and used.

The mill processes wheat and is a state monument (based on the old parts it's comprised of).
The capstan system operates using wooden rollers.

Opening hours

The mill and the Gate House are opened year round on Saturday from 11:00 to 16:00.
From April to September, opening hours also include Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 to 16:00 and, of course, during special activities.

The Medemblik Flour Mill Association

Fees

  • Adults: € 2.00
  • Children*: € 1.00
  • Children up to 6 years of age*: Free
  • * (under the supervision of an adult)
Flour mill De Herder
Flour mill De Herder
Flour mill De Herder
Flour mill De Herder
Around park: 2km

More In de omgeving and Attracties

Water sports
Water sports
Water sports
Water sports

Water sports

There are many water sports for the active vacationer to engage in. At less than 200 m from Bungalow Park Zuiderzee, water sports enthusiasts gather to Medemblik from all over the world.

Sailing, surfing and much more... everything's possible!

Sailing
Sailing

Sailing

Feel the freedom on the water... Will you choose a sailing boat or one with a motor?

Don't have your own boat? You can rent one from us in order to sail around Medemblik and its area. You can choose from three types of boat: a silent boat, a motorboat and a sloop.

Sailing in West Frisia The sailing route network of West Frisia makes the region very attractive. Water is inextricably linked to the region... Of course, this is owed to its perfect location at Lake IJssel and Lake Marken, the countless watercourses and, let's not forget, its VOC (Dutch United East India Company) history.

The polders 'De Vier Noorder-Koggen' and 'Het Grootslag' feature sailing routes that have been marked using a hub system.

Kite surfing spot
Kite surfing spot

Kite surfing spot

Just like other spots around Lake IJssel, Medemblik is a great place to take some kite surfing lessons. It's a long coastline where the water is quite shallow in many places.

When it comes to space on shore it may take some compromise, but there's plenty to make up for it for any kite surfer. There's a wonderfully flat stretch of water, sheltered by a round dike in the water, perfect for freestyle enthusiasts.

Reason enough for a kite surfing school to use this location to inspire enthusiasm for our beloved sport.

Flat and shallow water, few waves and little current. Great for beginners.

Wind: N, NO and O

Sup school
Sup school

Sup school

Discover Medemblik from the water by supping! Are you ready for the supboard challenge? With guidance, you can learn how to sup at sup school Enkhuizen - Medembik. They offer various supping lessons. You can also rent a board yourself to get out there.

There is no better way to discover Medemblik than with a supboard on the water. Bungalow Park Zuiderzee is an excellent starting point! The lesson and rental location is at Beach Pavillion De Zoete Zee, within walking distance from our bungalow park. 

More information? Please visit the website of sup school Enkhuizen - Medemblik.