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"Bisschopsmolen" Maastricht Things to Do Tip by pieter_jan_v

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  Bisschopsmolen - Maastricht
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The Bisschopsmolen (Mill of the Bishop) dates from the Seventh century. The original owner, the Earl Godfried van Bouillon went on a crusade and died in Heruzalem. As the mill was a loan to finance the crusade, the building came in the hands of the Bishop.

In 1442 the mill came in the hands of the local trade union. All local brewers had to bring their grain to this mill. This lasted till 1795 when the mill was sold by the occupying French troops.
Through the centuries the mill changed owners a couple of times and even a steam engine was introduced.

In 1924 a new water wheel was added to drive one of the mills; the other became powered by an electrical motor.

In 2004 the mill was restored and a bakkery shop was added.

Address: Stenenbrug 1 - 6211 HP Maastricht
Directions: Soutside of the city center.
Phone: +31-43-3270613

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  • Written Nov 8, 2009
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