2 September 2017
De Traanroeier mill in Oudeschild has been nominated for the BankGiro Loterij Molenprijs 2017. Only four mills in the Netherlands are in with a chance of winning this prize worth 50,000 euros to carry out their project plan.
De Traanroeier desperately needs this money because the thatch on the body of this ancient mill needs to be replaced urgently. Any leaks in De Traanroeier would also damage the wooden structure.
The three mills that don’t win the Molenprijs still walk away with some money: every vote is worth one euro.
Help save the mill and vote for De Traanroeier. You can vote from 2 September to 2 October 2017. What’s more, if you vote, you will be in with a chance of winning a Mill VIP package for six people in Kinderdijk, South Holland.
De Traanroeier mill is situated on the site of Kaap Skil Museum and is open to museum visitors. Inside, there is an exhibition on the workings and history of the mill. Every Wednesday afternoon, you can watch the millers at work. In favourable wind conditions, they will turn the mill.
Visitors enjoy free entry to De Traanroeier during Open Monumentendag heritage day on 9 September 2017.