November 2018 - Historic windmill De Eendragt is located exactly between the buildings of NHL Stenden University. The windmill, which was built in 1786, largely burned down in 2014. Only the stone substructure was preserved. At the beginning of this year, the mill was restored and a steel frame of a tower with four blades was placed on the substructure.
The mill has been given a new lease of life. Students can study in the mill, there is a room for prayer and reflection and the student pastor is based there. On the ground floor there is a room for about 200 people with a striking thatched roof on top. And the body of the old mill acts as a kind of watchtower where you can get a breath of fresh air.
The steel construction of the tower and the mill house weighing 18 tons, was supplied by Constructie- en technisch installatiebedrijf K. Stok & Zn from St. Annaparochie. The steel construction of the tower with the four blades was hot-dip galvanised and powder coated in RAL 7038, agate gray, by Rotocoat.
Windmill De Eendragt was officially reopened on Thursday 8 March 2018 and is an asset to the surrounding area.