"Another rural village" Roderwolde by nighthawk

Roderwolde Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 16 photos

The mill 'Woldzigt' in Roderwolde is an unique mill that can grain cereals as well as oil.

The mill was built in 1852 by order of two farmers: Aukema and Datema.

The mills is in a very good shape and still functions.

Roderwolde excists as long as the Middle Ages, however it is not in the same place it once was.
Originally it was situated more to the north, and side a side with Sandebuur, another little village.
At certain point the soil wasn t suitable for inhabition no more and thus people moved further to the south.
A cemetry outside the village reminds of the former situation of the original village.
The oldest buildings in the village are the church (photograph) and the mill.
The mill is the last one of seven mills that once were part of the neighbourhood Sandebuur and the village of Roderwolde in the 19th century.

The church dates 1831. This so called hall church has a baptismal font (1560), a Holy Communion cup (1651) and a church bell (1634), which came from the in 1830 torn down church in Sandebuur.

Little changed after 1850. Some houses were built.

Roderwolde is also known for the storks that return each year.

Somewhat outside the village is a monumental manor-house 'De Waalborg'. This characteristic farm house with moats around it, is probably dated from the 17th century, but is only first mentioned in 1768.

In the fields around Roderwolde special birds can be spotted, amongst which geese.

Oh wow! the storks are back!! Sign that we won t get a really cold time no more?!!

  • Last visit to Roderwolde: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 14, 2004
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