There is a saying someone told me the other day, "Only two people can make land in this world: God and the Dutch." Funny, but 'tis true, the Dutch are fabulous at creating land and often when a resort or something is built from reclaimed land you can guarantee the Dutch were behind it. ;)
Now enjoy these Windmills from my travels because this is how the Dutch create all this great land....
Windmill at Keukenhof in Lisse, Netherlands.
Back of windmill taken during a run in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
Front of above windmill.
I think this is the windmill near my house by Amstel Park, angle is funny though.
A wall of what I think are spekuloos molds...love the windmill ones.
This is somewhere in Ouder-Amstel, near Amsterdam
Amstel Park, Amsterdam
Near Station Ede-Wageningen
These windmills were very important to the Dutch, this land was difficult to settle due to all the water and marshy lands which is why good majority of their traveling and transportation was able to be done by boat. However, using the wind technology they were able to drain the land and create farm land hundreds of years ago and to this day use these windmills to keep these areas from flooding.
Today is King's Day so we are off to celebrate, I hope you enjoyed the windmills!