The Dutch have become very innovative when it comes to keeping out the water. They have built dykes, fortifications and last but not least wind and watermills to create new land. The oldest mill is a watermill that dates back to the eighth century. These techniques were used to pump dry hundreds of lakes and swamps and to prevent land from flooding. Today, windmills are characteristic of the Dutch landscape and a symbol of the Dutch struggle with water.
With over a thousand windmills throughout the Netherlands, it’s very likely that you’ll bump into one. Nevertheless, a visit to the windmills at Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans and the mills of Schiedam is highly recommended.
Eemshaven, Smock mill Goliath in front of the wind farm Growind
Eemshaven is a seaport in the province of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands.
Molen Hoogland, Goutum 2016
Molen Hoogland is a Hollow Post mill in Goutum, Friesland, Netherlands which was built in 2004. The mill is listed as a Rijksmonument, number 24521
LELYSTAD, Windturbines On the edge of the polder, near the Ketelbrug, on the A6, the windmills no longer form a park, but almost a forest!