During the Second World War Vlissingen was part of the international battleground by the end of 1944. Antwerp had been liberated at the time, but the river Westerscheldt was still in enemy hands. That is why in October 1944 the Battle of the Scheldt was fought. After five weeks the battle was won by the Allied Forces. 25.000 people were killed. The spot where the Allied Forces landed at the time has now been turned into a memorial area. On the same spot there is a windmill, called Oranjemolen, where there is an exhibition about this battle.
OPENING HOURS AND TICKETS
On Saturday from 13.00 to 16.00 in August 2016 Orange mill is open to the public. Entrance is free and there is a guide available.
Oranjemolen can also be visited by appointment: +31118-412498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore Orange mill is near the following sights: Carrousel Vlissingen (±225 m), Arsenal Tower (±225 m), Jachthaven Vlissingen (±350 m), Maritiem MuZEEum Zeeland (±350 m) & Museumschip Mercuur (±400 m).
For information:Nieuwendijk 11, Vlissingen
tel. +31 118 412 498