Windmill at Zeddam. This is a very old mill of the 15th century, said to be one of the oldest in Europe. The people of Zeddam also have a horse driven mill at their disposal close by (Dutch: 'rosmolen').
The horse mill opposite the windmill near the centre of Zeddam. Expositions of paintings and stained glass windows when we were there. Also a (permanent?) exhibition of rocks from all over the world collected by a local rock collector. And of course the common set of contraptions that you would normally expect to find in a horse mill.
Today, as every day on the 2nd saturday of May is Dutch windmill and cycle day. Cycle trips can be made in almost every region of the country, and will lead you eventually to one or more windmills, and sometimes an "odd" watermill in the south and east.
Great time to have a look inside (free of charge almost everywhere, just as the route!), and have a tea or a pancake, like the one offered in my hometown....
A charming old cottage with a modern extension, located near a circular pond. To really appreciate the local atmosphere, I suggest you try and find a table outside, right next to the pond. The pond - it holds some huge fish! - used to be the water reservoir for a nearby mill, but the mill itself has since been demolished.
Favorite Dish: We both had cappuccino and a local delicacy, the 'smokkelkoek', that tasted very good. We paid Euro 6,70 (2 persons).
A great place, for take away and a nice dinner...
It must be quite well-known, seeing about half of the customers are from Germany, and not just from the border towns (as the licenceplates show...)
Good food, for at least a reasonable price!
The menucard is in Dutch and German language, and they may have an English one too...
Favorite Dish: Many favourite dishes, but the vegetable (Tjap Choy/Suey) and Tee (Tae) Pan dishes are my favourite.
If it's hard too choose, maybe a good tip is to take a menu (rijsttafel) with a wide choice of dishes, for 2, 3 or 4 persons. And: actually you will get enough food for 6 persons from a 4 person menu in most Chinese restaurants!
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... for those who like cycling, in this case cycle cross. There's a nice course, quite steep and rugged (for Dutch ideas definitely)!
The World Championships Cycle Cross 2006 have been staged here in January 2006.
But for the average cyclist (not motorised!) there are also some great, mostly paved tracks through the Montferland forest and its surrounding. There are several longer routes (40-80km), also cross-border into Germany and alongside the River Rhine and its tributaries Waal and IJssel.
There are some bike rentals and outdoor centres in town around, and most hotels have bikes available too!
Equipment: Normal bikes, or mountain bikes for the rugged routes.