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Nederland - Mechelen, Bovenste Molen

Nederland - Mechelen, Bovenste Molen
The Bovenste Molen (Upper Mill) - formerly also known as Wolfsmolen - is located at the river Geul in the hamlet of Höfke near the village of Mechelen. It is a centre mill. Downstream in the same town there is another mill, which is logically referred to as the Onderste Molen (Lower Mill).

The location at the Geul seems to be very suitable, as a water mill has been standing here for 750 years. The oldest building tracks in the present building date from the 15th century. In French times the mill was confiscated and sold publicly.

Throughout the centuries the mill has served as a paper mill, flour mill and artificial wool mill. Artificial wool was made from disintegrated rags mixed with sheep's wool. The Bovenste Molen was a banmolen (mill soke). The inhabitants of the lord's territory were only allowed to have their grain ground in this mill. This in turn, of course, provided additional income for the landlord, who could levy tax on the grain.

Since 1979 the mill is owned by the Vereniging tot Behoud van Natuurmonumenten (Society for Preservation of Nature Monuments in the Netherlands). Nowadays the mill is no longer in operation.

Gary Schotel, Perez Vöcking, Sylvie, William (Bill) Armstrong and 76 other people have particularly liked this photo

72 comments - The latest ones
Alice club
Bonne fin de semaine!
6 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
so nice also the insets

happy to be back to your images
Happy weekend.
Stay safe stay healthy.
6 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
HFF. et bon weekend.
6 weeks ago.
Kawasirius club
Superbe série sur ce moulin accompagnée d'excellents détails et historiques !
Je vous souhaite un excellent week-end, Jaap ! HFF !
6 weeks ago.
 antje p.
antje p. club
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende, Jaap!
6 weeks ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
magnifique série sur ce beau moulin********************
merci Jaap ! belle fin de semaine♫
6 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende, Jaap ! Schön wieder etwas von dir zu sehen !
6 weeks ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Une belle découverte Jaap , et une jolie photo .
6 weeks ago.
Berny club
HFF and a happy, safe weekend, Jaap!
Good to be back on Iper!
6 weeks ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
weer een prachtige serie, HFF Jaap
6 weeks ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
HFF Jaap...love water wheels, I do.
Thanks for sharing. Please stay safe and healthy...
6 weeks ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images de ce beau moulin à eau !
HFF et Bon weekend. Amitiés
6 weeks ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
HFF and stay healthy!
6 weeks ago.
 Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca club
Bon regard sur ce moulin à eau parfaitement entretenu
Bonne fin de semaine
6 weeks ago.
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting History
6 weeks ago.
Proxar club
very beautiful!
6 weeks ago.
ANNICK56 club
très belles photos bonne fin de semaine,
6 weeks ago.
HelenaPF club
Une belle série pour nous montrer ce vieux moulin à eau dans son écrin de verdure! *********** Un des derniers sans doute, on en voit de plus en plus rarement. Donc tes photos risquent de devenir des documents historiques:-)
6 weeks ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Lovely place, Jaap !! Nice that we are all back to IP !! Stay safe and healthy and happy week-end to come !
6 weeks ago.
HFF Jaap!
6 weeks ago.
 michael / nureinmoment /
michael / nureinmome… club
H-little-FF Jaap :-D
6 weeks ago.
 Jean-louis Thiaudiere
Jean-louis Thiaudier… club
Jolie série de ce moulin bien préservé***

6 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A beautiful series and great information Jaap.
HFF and good weekend.
6 weeks ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
Un joli moulin à aubes, qui a déjà un long passé !
6 weeks ago.
 Silvana -Silvy 51
Silvana -Silvy 51 club
un mulino antico ben conservato e ben fotografato!
un caro saluto, Silvy
6 weeks ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
HFF Jaap. Good to see a Summer scene on a cold Winter day. Interesting story about the Mill. Artificial wool? I thought that was going to be the same as Shoddy Wool but it sounds like it may be of a lower quality. The Sheep farmers of today seem to struggle to get any money for wool.
Have a good weekend.
6 weeks ago.
 David Slater (Spoddendale)
David Slater (Spodde… club
A nice peaceful scene Jaap. Best wishes.
6 weeks ago.
TOZ club
Beautiful mill Jaap.
HFF have a great weekend,
6 weeks ago.
Rafael club
6 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
Interesting information and a lovely series on this old mill, Jaap. Best wishes for the weekend.
6 weeks ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
You do have some grand water-mills over there both in your country and photo collection. Another great series from you here. Great to see you again here. Well done.

HFF, keep safe on this wintery weekend. Herb
6 weeks ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work.
It's great to see you back. Hope you are keeping well and safe.
◦•●◉✿ Have a good weekend✿◉●•◦
6 weeks ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent images and a unusual type of wheel for us over here Jaap
HFF and a good weekend
6 weeks ago.
Gudrun club
A beautiful set of photos that brings some summer warmth to our screens! HFF, Jaap, have a good and safe weekend!
6 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Gudrun club
.. and it was with 35 degrees warm !!
6 weeks ago.
FotoArt club
Waserräder finde ich immer spannend. Wenn sie angetrieben werden, beobachte ich immer, wie das Wasser "rund" läuft.
HFF - und einen friedlichen 2. Advent.
6 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A beautiful series as always Jaap...................and another impressive looking mill with a fascinating history. I love the shape of the water wheel, especially the curved pieces on the side, which I don't think I've seen before. It's in a really lovely setting too.

HFF to you. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend whatever you're doing - but stay safe!
6 weeks ago.
vero club
une pure merveille cette photo, j'aime cet univers, que c"est beau, Jaap, bonne journée, toutes mes amitiés
6 weeks ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
HFF!! Have a good week and stay safe Jaap
6 weeks ago.
 Edna Edenkoben
Edna Edenkoben club
OK I spotted the fence! Took me two seconds... :-)

HFF, Jaap!
6 weeks ago.
 Andrea Ertl
Andrea Ertl club
HFF, Jaap und einen ruhigen 2. Advent.
6 weeks ago.
cammino club
So gut erhalten!
6 weeks ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schön.
Danke schön für die Erläuterung der Mühle!
6 weeks ago.
 Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain club
Another good one stay safe.
6 weeks ago.
Jean club
A lovely series. My favourite is the first PiP with the reflection of the wheel. It is so nice to have all your photos of the Netherlands back.
6 weeks ago. Edited 6 weeks ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Selten, dass man noch ein intaktes Mühlenrad sieht...schönes Kleinod Jaap!
HFF Dir...nun sind wir wieder glücklich oder? :)
Bleib gesund!
6 weeks ago.
Christa1004 club
It's a pity that there is no activity any longer, but at least the mill is in good condition and a nice visit destination. HFF Jaap.
6 weeks ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
Mooie foto's, Jaap.
Ik wens je een prettig weekend toe. :-)
6 weeks ago.
 Marco F. Delminho
Marco F. Delminho club
Schön, wieder hier zu sein. HFF und ein schönes zweites Adventwochenende!
6 weeks ago.
trester88 club
Schöner historischer Öko-Antrieb.
HFF, Jaap, und ein schönes Adventswochenende! Bleib gesund!
6 weeks ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap
Great to see you back!
A very nice picture, which I really like

Best Wishes, HFF, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
6 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Enjoyable main shot!
6 weeks ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Magnifique série de ce beau moulin !
Bon dimanche Jaap .
6 weeks ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Delightful natural and traditional compositions, Jaap.
The "world before", which will never again be the "world after".....
6 weeks ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Belle Histoire joliment illustrée autour de ce vieux moulin !! Bon WE
6 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
Happy safe weekend:)
6 weeks ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Precioso encuadre. Que tengas un bonito fin de semana. Cuídate.
6 weeks ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
So lovely!
6 weeks ago.
 Soeradjoen (away for some time))
Soeradjoen (away for… club
Mooi nostalgisch beeld Jaap.
Prettig weekend en blijf gezond
6 weeks ago.
 Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Bello scorcio
6 weeks ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
How very quaint & beautiful set of images ........Good to be back Jaap !!!
6 weeks ago.
Schussentäler club
eine schöner Blick auf die Wassermühle
eine schöne Serie
6 weeks ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fantastic impression of this beautiful mill. Wish you a fine sunday, Jaap !
6 weeks ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very beautiful series !
6 weeks ago.
 Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Schoonzicht, Jaap, aangenaam,
Geniet nog van een fijne zondag daar
6 weeks ago.
grobi358 club
Very beautiful water mill!
5 weeks ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Van mooie hoek uit genomen Jaap...waar sta je-naast die watervaltrap ?
5 weeks ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Belle image!
5 weeks ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Thank you for the note, first of all.
It reminds me of something of aprox the same age, we saw here.
Centuries past, life had a very peaceful and previsible outcome.
Now . . . it is hard to say.
5 weeks ago.
Chris10 club
Heel sfeervolle foto Jaap!
Mooie watermolen.
5 weeks ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful old mill. The series is great. Thanks also for your explanatory text!
Stay safe and healthy, Jaap!
5 weeks ago.
cp_u club
how beautiful
4 weeks ago.

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