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Water mills, burial mounds and facade ornaments

There were once two water mills at the Het Hulsbeek estate near Oldenzaal. Unfortunately they are no longer there, but the archaeological remains can still be seen. Medieval stone bricks. Landscape developer Bas Slatman, who died in August 2010, discovered medieval stone bricks on the bottom of the Gammelker brook, bordering the historical Springer garden. It’s an archaeological reference to a water mill that was situated here according to archive records. Slatman started the initiative for a foundation that would restore the water mill in the local landscape. The Twente Region, the Regge and Dinkel water authority and the municipality of Oldenzaal have signed a letter of intent which states that they warmly support this project. With financial support from the Nationaal Landschap Noordoost Twente it will be possible to realise a tangible memory of the water mill.


Magic light

The memory offers a link between the past, present and future. The mill will be depicted through a contemporary work of art that forms a connection between the history of the place, the green environment and the magic light through the canopy of the trees. To preserve the archaeological remains in the best possible way, the bottom is disturbed minimally. The remains will be visible from platforms above the brook. The new water mill will be an educational site. But it will also be a place of contemplation. To look at the distant past that suddenly seems so close. To what the future may bring. It will also be place where your senses can experience the present intensely. The fresh smells of the forest, the cheerful bird song and the tranquil sounds of the running water.


Walking around the estate Het Hulsbeek you will come across rocks from the ice ages, burial mounds and decorative facade ornaments on the grounds of Holiday Park Eureka.

Twente. Landgoed van Nederland