History Of De Molen Pancake House & Restaurant

The windmill was built in 1996 and is a ¾ size replica of the Zeldenrust Molen which stands in Groningen in Holland. The copy windmill was named De Willem as this is a name that is carried by four generations of the Verhoogt male family. Originally the Verhoogt family wanted to put up a neon sign with a windmill design to make our bakery more visible, once we received the quotes it was decided to rather look at putting up a real windmill and to use it for offices, this concept grew to be a pancake house and coffee shop as we realised that a lot of our customers come from far and would appreciate somewhere to eat and drink before returning home.

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Interesting Facts

Historically, windmills in Holland served many purposes. The most important probably was pumping water out of the lowlands and back into the rivers beyond the dikes so that the land could be farmed.

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Trading Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 08h00-15h00
Saturday: 08h00-14h00
Sunday: 08h00-13h00
Public Holidays
: 08h00-14h00

Mondays: Closed