Pelmolen Ter Horst – English

Pelmolen Ter Horst

In Twente, just outside Rijssen, on the river Regge, there is an octagonal tower mill on the De Pelmolen barn. Jan ter Horst built the mill in 1752. The Pelmolen became one of the three most important industrial mills in Twente.


On the ground floor in the oil mill, the millers made oil from rape and linseed. When the wind was favorable, they made barley groats on the third floor in the mill. The mill had a favorable location on the river and on the main cart path. This allowed the Pelmolen to supply products throughout the eastern Netherlands and as far as Groningen.

Production was stopped in 1913. One of the descendants, Hein ter Horst, founded the Pelmolen Ter Horst Foundation in 1973. The mill was completely restored and reopened to the public on October 16, 1975. Twente, but also the Netherlands, has gained another unique industrial mill. The foundation board currently has five members, including two descendants of Ter Horst. The millers, supported by the many volunteer millers, maintain and work with the mill.

When the wind is favorable you can see the oil mill in full operation. You will see the production process, how the force of the wind turns the gears to extract oil from the linseed at high pressure. The smell of warm linseed greets you as you enter. - Pelmolen Ter Horst - Rijssen - Pelmolen Ter Horst - Rijssen - Pelmolen Ter Horst - Rijssen


Pelmolenpad 9a
7461PT  Rijssen
The Netherlands

Pelmolen Ter Horst