Monday, March 16, 2009

The Molen Windmill

I had a friend in town this weekend and she wanted to see a windmill, so we took a tour of the Molen windmill in a nearby neighborhood. It's still working to this day, and you can take a tour of the inside of the windmill. You can see everything from the archimedes screw that pumps water from one area to another to keep the country from flooding, to the sails whizzing past you on the outdoor platform. It was my 4th trip to the windmill, and I'm sure it won't be my last.

We were also able to try on Dutch wooden shoes, which are still worn in the countryside today. They're great for farming as they're cheap to make and long lasting. Most importantly, they're waterproof and fashionable.

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