Panurbana 006 molen de Otter II

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Molen de Otter II

collage: 12 photos
format: 90 x 80 cm

Amsterdam 2023

Wood sawmill de Otter is one of 12 mills that stood along the Kostverlorenvaart in the years 1630-1638.
The Otter is a Paltrok mill and is the only type of mill that can be turned entirely towards the wind.
In the golden age sawn timber was in great demand for shipbuilding and housing.
Around 1680 there were more than 85 sawmills in Amsterdam.
With the arrival of the steam engine, the mills became superfluous and were eventually demolished.
The site on which the mill and the associated drying sheds are located was purchased in 1817
by Gerrit van der Beyl (later timber trader G.T. van der Bijl).
In 1925, the wooden shaft of the sawmill was torn, the mill was dismantled and remained as a warehouse.
In 1977 the mill was given a monumental status and in 1996 it was restored by the municipalities of Amsterdam.
In 2021, the sawmill won the Otter de Molenprijs and the prize money will be used to restore the drying sheds.
The quay wall was rebuilt in 2022. After the restoration of the sheds, the site will be used as a museum.
See Panurbana 006, in 2019 where the drying sheds and quay are still in their original state.

Panurbana 006 wood sawmill de Otter 

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Panurbana 006 wood sawmill de Otter 

collage: 17 photos

format: 190 x 100 cm

Amsterdam 2019

De Otter is a Dutch is a windpowered paltrok sawmill built in 1631.

It is the oldest paltrok sawmill in the world.

On the front is a stage, 28,0 metres (9 ft 2 in) above ground.

It have  a span of 19.50 metres (64 ft 0 in).