The Oliemolen (literally Oilmill) is a 16th-century watermill located at the foot of a steep hill in the Aambos. The name already tells us much about its function, extracting oil, but this was not always the case, it first function as a volmolen (a mill to press wool). The mill is fed by the Caumerbeek.

A copy, dating to May 31, 1710, of the original deed exists, indicating the mill was founded on May 9, 1502, commissioned by the family Van Scheasberg. However, names of notables on the deed do not correlate with the people in those positions in the beginning of the 16th century; possibly a '0' was mistaken for a '6', making the founding year 1562.

In 1829 a license was granted for the mill to mill grain, which became to only use of the mill in 1904.



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Founded: 16th century
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MrTubomatic (3 years ago)
Beautiful location. Friendly people. Unfortunately, now a victim of the flood disaster in Limburg. Mega restoration underway. They deserve all the help they can get.
Lia McGonigal (3 years ago)
Steun de Oliemolen die zwaar getroffen is door de overstroming in juli 2021.
Marcus Vrugt (3 years ago)
A beautiful location that is fully equipped. Wonderful experience thanks to the friendly owners. Highly recommended.
dorrie vink (3 years ago)
The name Comfortabel Rustpunt lives up to its name. We were allowed to spend a few days in the Bakhuys and we really enjoyed it. Well-kept house, fully equipped. Decorated with great taste and very cozy. Nice host and hostess and a fantastic breakfast every morning. Compliments for this.
Anita Van Der Weijden (4 years ago)
The Bakhuys is fantastic, everything has been thought of. Beautiful garden, the owners are treasures! Great breakfast and the area is great for cyclists and walkers. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back.
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