Windmills In Zaanse Schans | Netherlands

My cognitive connections about the Netherlands are the Gouda, Tulips and of course the beautiful windmills. Therefore, I promised not to return home – especially without capturing a windmill in the Netherlands.

In our modern age, there are only 1,200 fully operational windmills in the Netherlands. Several in the “Old Holland” region, including the famous beauties from Zaanse Schans. Over a few centuries ago, there were over 10,000 windmills across the Netherlands and they were used to pump water out of the lowlands, to make flour from grains and to press oil from seeds or saw wood.

From my personal research, this green windmill from the photograph above is named De Gekroonde Poelenburg and it was used for sawing wood.

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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