Concordia, Ede

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Molen Concordia molen 6 maart 2010.jpg
Concordia, Ede, March 2010
Mill name Concordia molen
Mill location Ede, Netherlands
Coordinates 52°2′48.87″N 5°39′56.91″E / 52.0469083°N 5.6658083°E / 52.0469083; 5.6658083Coordinates: 52°2′48.87″N 5°39′56.91″E / 52.0469083°N 5.6658083°E / 52.0469083; 5.6658083
Year built 1868
Purpose Grain mill
Type Smock mill
Storeys Three-storey smock
Base storeys Three-storey base
Smock sides Eight-sided smock
No. of sails Four sails
Type of sails Common sails
Windshaft Cast iron
Winding Tailpole and winch

Concordia is a smock mill in Ede, the Netherlands, which is maintained in working order. The mill is listed as Rijksmonument number 14469.


The mill was built in 1868 to replace an earlier mill that burnt down in 1865, which was believed to date back to the 17th century. The new mill would partly originate from Zaan, where it was used as a sawmill. In Ede, however, the mill was used mainly for milling grain and to extract oil from beechnuts.


The mill is octagonal and has a tapered brick base with a wooden thatch superstructure. The hood is made of reeds. Gable on the east side of the reel, with the inscription "JW van de Craats / EDU 26 OCT. 1889." Inside the mill remains various parts of the machinery.[1]


  1. ^ "Beschermde Objecten, Complexen en Structuren" (in Dutch). Ede Monumentenregister. Retrieved February 6, 2012.