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Did you know that the Dutch miller's craft has been added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage?

UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Did you know that the Dutch craft of the miller operating windmills and watermills has been added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage?...
Konijnenbelt Ommen

Climb down the stairs backwards

Did you know that the stairs inside some windmills are so steep, you have to climb down by turning to face the steps and...
Kinderdijk

Your daily dose of Dutch windmills

Your daily dose of Dutch windmills Sit back, relax and watch over 75 windmills pass by in just 150 seconds. Enjoy!
Schiedam De Noord

The highest classic windmill in the world

Did you know that windmill De Noord in Schiedam is the highest classic windmill (33.3m) in the world? Today De Noord houses a restaurant but...
windmill Zeddam

The oldest existing windmill in the Netherlands

Did you know that the tower mill in Zeddam is the oldest existing windmill in the Netherlands? The windmill is most likely built before the...
windmill Nieuw Scheemda

National Mill Day

Did you know that many of the Dutch windmills and watermills open their doors to the public on National Mill Day this Saturday and...
Windmill 'Follega' in Laag-Keppel (Gelderland)

Windmill moved from Friesland to Gelderland

Did you know that the original 19th century Follega windmill was moved from Friesland to Laag-Keppel in Gelderland in 1969?
Twiske Windmill in Landsmeer (north of Amsterdam)

Windmill decapitated during a whirlwind

Did you know that today the windmill of Twiske near Amsterdam was decapitated during a whirlwind? The 23,000kg cap and sails were blown away...
Kinderdijk

A name for each windmill

Did you know that back in the days there were so many windmills in the Netherlands that in 1663 the government decided that each...
Claude Monet

French painter Monet in the Netherlands

Did you know that French painter Claude Monet and his family spent a few months in Amsterdam and Zaandam in 1871? In this period...

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