The abbey was founded in 1172. To operate their water mill the monks diverted the water of the Gudenå by the construction of a canal over 1,300 metres long, which is still operational today.
The abbey was dissolved in 1552 as a consequence of the Reformation, and the buildings were demolished in 1560.
The site of the monastery, which has been excavated, is publicly accessible, although there are no visible remains.
- Søhøjlandets Økomuseum: Voer Kloster (Danish)