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Almost every Viking River Cruise to or from Amsterdam includes a half-day visit to the tiny windmill village of Kinderdijk, Netherlands.
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If there’s one building type that defines Holland more than any other, it’s the windmill. But for Peter Paul Klapwijk, the iconic Dutch structure functions as much more than a wind-generated water pump. It’s the place he and his family call home.
What Are Those Famous Dutch Windmills Actually Used For? Mystery Solved; Wajeeha; Wonderful Engineering
We all know that these huge windmills featuring lattice-shaped blades were not powering up the neighbourhood. But then, why were these wind farms used?
The windmills at Kinderdijk were built in the mid-1700s as a way to clear water from the low-lying landscape of the western Netherlands.
What goes on inside a windmill?
Windmills are seen after snowfall in Kinderdijk, west of the Netherlands, January 16, 2013. The small town of Kinderdijk is known for its 19 well-preserved windmills which were built around 1740. Every year about 500,000 tourists visit Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.