The pleasant harbour of Roderwolde occupies an important role in the village. It is a meeting place for residents. Additionally, it offers opportunities to explore the surroundings by canoe.
The filled-in harbour was reopened in 2006. Click here for the press release of RTV Drenthe.
Roderwolde with its harbour and mill
The lovely village of Roderwolde has maintained its ancient rural character, because it has no major thoroughfares. The village centre was once near the current cemetery, at the location of the old Romanesque Saint Jacobs church. In 1831, the old church was demolished, and a new church was built at its current location on the Hoofdstraat.The real eye-catcher of the village is the Woldzigt Mill. This large mill, which dates from 1852, is still operating on a frequent basis. Uniquely, the mill can be used both for grinding grain and striking oil. The Nederlands Graanmuseum (Dutch Grain Museum) is now housed in the former granary of the mill, and a thrift shop is currently housed in the former servant room. Fun activities are organised at the mill on a regular basis.
Nearly all products for and from the Woldzigt mill were transported across the water before. After the mill was closed in the sixties, the harbour was filled up. Fortunately, this nice little harbour has been honourably restored and reopened. Once again, it gives the village a cosy atmosphere.