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The White Mill

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Have you been to Gladiolenstraat, where you can visit the impressive White Mill that towers over the Prieteragie area of Sint-Niklaas?

The octagonal brick windmill is emblematic of the industrial revolution in Sint-Niklaas. In the 17th and 18th century the mill was the city's single energy supplier. At first, it was used as a flour mill, but later it also functioned as a hammermill to extract oil from different kinds of rapeseed.

After a storm in the fall of 1983, the mill had to be fully restored. Today, it is still functional: every other Sunday, a team of voluntary millers fire it up.

There's a skate park nearby and the neighbouring miller's house functions as a bar and restaurant. It also houses the billiards academy of Sint-Niklaas, a snooker club and a bridge club.

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