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The Craft of the Miller Network is initiated by the following organisations:

Het Gilde van Vrijwillige molenaars

Het Gilde van Vrijwillige Molenaars (The Guild of Voluntary Millers) aims to train volunteer millers for windmills and watermills. The Guild operates nationally and has departments in all provinces.

Ambachtelijk Korenmolenaar Gilde

Het Ambachtelijk Korenmolenaarsgilde (The Guild of artisanal flour millers) brings together some 40 miller’s companies in the Netherlands, where the flourmiller’s craft is maintained professionally.

Gild Fryske Mounders

Het Gild Fryske Mounders (The Guild of Frisian Millers) provides training and exams for volunteer millers in the province of Friesland.

De Hollandsche Molen

De Hollandsche Molen (The Dutch Mill Society) protects the mills by giving advice about restoration, maintenance, and preservation. In addition, it stands up for the well-being of all wind- and watermills in our country. Furthermore, the society has the ambition to have as many people as possible enjoy the mills. In this respect, we organise each year the National Mill Day and the Mill Prize.

Dutch Centre For Intangible Cultural Heritage

KIEN (The Netherlands Intangible Heritage Knowledge Centre) has been implementing the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands since 2012. The Centre initiates activities directed at preservation, management and development of the intangible cultural heritage.

Cultural Heritage Agency

De Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (The Cultural Heritage Agency) is the Netherlands’ centre of expertise for heritage. It is an executive body of the Ministry for Education, Culture and Science.

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Het Ministerie voor Educatie, Cultuur en Wetenschap (The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science) comprises a governing body and a number of executive services and inspectorates.