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Windmills: An Integral Part of Life in the Netherlands

Windmills are known worldwide as an iconic symbol of Dutch culture. Some 1,200 historic wind and watermills survive today, most of which are gristmills or polder mills. Several Dutch villages are known for their concentration of these structures, including Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans, and Schiedam, home to the tallest windmill in the world. Those exploring the ...

Jack Roberts

Dutch windmill surrounded by red, yellow, and multi-colored tulips.