Peize the village of hops
We don't know if this typical farming village was mainly popular among beer lovers. But the fact is that in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, Peize was known primarily for its extensive cultivation of hops. These hops were mainly used for beer production in the city of Groningen. The Hop cone was the logo in the municipal coat of arms. Today, there's a restaurant that bears this name: De Peizer Hopbel (The Hop cone of Peize).
Thanks to a group of volunteers, several hop pits have been created in the village. Located on the bike path that leads to the Hoppekampweg, this ‘living museum' displays the traditional hop cultivation. But the village has other interesting aspects besides hop cultivation. For example, it has a medieval church that has an organ from the 17th / 18th century, as well as a mill. This Paiser Meul is still used for grinding grain on a frequent basis. East of the village, there is a restored US wind engine.