At the end of the 18th century a wooden windmill that produced nasal tobacco stood at plis location. In November 1800, when the winds swept across the area and many mills were destroyed, this mill also went down. Afterwards it was replaced by a wooden grain and oil mill, to which near the middle of the 19th century a steam flour-mill was added. The owner in 1868 was Leon Soete, and from 1894 ‘the company ‘Soete Leon & C°’ - hence the name ‘Soetens Molen’ which also gave its name to the surrounding hamlet. On March 28, 1887, both the windmill and the steam mill burned down after a lightning strike - but they were immediately rebuilt. The windmill was destroyed during the first World War, the steam mill was still working for a couple of years, and then consecutively used as a canning factory, a toy factory and from 1963 onwards by the Polfliet floorcloth weaving mill . In 1989 it was transformed into 'Blueberry Hill', one of the first climbing rooms in Belgium and popular adventure sports center. Every year at the end of August a neighborhood party, the so-called ‘Soetens Fieste’ is organised by local population. This is said to be the oldest neighborhood party in Flanders. The soccer club SV Kortrijk was also founded in 1925 in the Soetens Mill neighborhood Soetens Molen Sportvereniging (Soetens Mill Sports Association).