The Oostendorper watermill was built in 1548. It's a double waterwheel. On the right bank is the corn mill with two wheels and on the left bank an oil mill with one wheel. This combination makes the Oostendorper mill quite unique.
After devastation in the Eight Year War, the mill was rebuilt in 1634. In 1946, the mill was completely washed away by high water and restored in 1950. Since 1946, the mill is owned by the town Haaksbergen.
It was again restored in 198701988.
In 1987 an association was erected which set itself as a goal to "keep the mill and its function in the original state and to promote it".
The association organises tours and demonstations where you can see how corn is grinded and oil is made.
The watermill is open wednesdays and saturdays from 14-17 hrs.
This is an old earthen fortification, usually with 4,5 or 6 halfbastions.
A bastion usually has 5 sides, this rare fortification has 4 half-bastions.
In 1597, Prince Maurits succeeded in freeing the region from the Spanish during the 80-year war. This fortification was built to defend the region from the Spanish. These Spanish soldiers were supported by the bishop of Münster, Bernard van Galen or Bommen Beren.
The fortification was difficult to take because it was protected by marshes and protected the trading route between Deventer and Münsterland in Germany.
Oak and juniper berries grow in the earthen walls.
The Museum Buurt Spoorweg (MSB) is a society that maintains the old track between Haaksbergen and Boekelo and the steam train using it.
Volunteers keep the engines and carriages in top condition.
In a way it's a rolling museum which you can enjoy during a ride in the months April through October.
One way ticket: ? 6,00.
Day return ticket: ? 8,00.
One day ticket including the visit to the Zoo Labyrinth at Boekelo ? 12,50 (no dogs alowed).
Wheelchair transportation available.
Children under the age of 4 travel free (1 child per adult).
Free bicycle transportation
Free car parking at the station
During the summer a special Sunday market will be organised around the market square, where you can find:
-a small fair
-books and music
-general (surplus) merchandise
-second hand goods