The Heimolen of Aarselaar
De Heimolen or 'Molen van' t Heiken 'is the only remaining original windmill in the district south of Antwerp. It is a standard mill from 1801 with a closed base for grinding grains. In 1957 the Heimolen was so badly damaged by a lightning strike, that the owner did not wanted the repair it. Thanks to the financial support of a mr. Sheid it was able to purchase the mill from the town council and have it thoroughly restored. In 1963 he was inaugurated again.
In 1978 a second restoration followed and since then he has been classified, together with his immediate surroundings. The last restoration dates back to 1998. Recently, the local authorities once again released money for a new restoration.
De Heimolen is open every second and last Sunday of the month from 1 to 5 pm. Group visits on other days can be requested in advance. You can find it at this address: Steenweg op Reet, 25, Aartselaar.