Saturday 12 December 2015

Travel: Windmill Zaandam Amsterdam

I have always been fascinated by windmills back in my primary school years. This time I have never imagined to see a real one here in Holland. Welcome to Zaandam Amsterdam! It's a city in the Netherlands in the province of North Holland. It is the main city of the municipality of Zaanstad. 
In the Golden Age, Zaandam served as a large milling centre. Thousands of windmills powered saws the were processing Scandinavian wood for shipbuilding and paper industries. One of which we have visited was the Het Jonge Schaap. We were also given the chance to see the inside of the windmill & got a brief knowledge of its mechanics. Outside we enjoyed there hot chocolate milk & fresh herring with bread. Windmills are characteristic of the Dutch landscape and a symbol of the Dutch struggle with water. Holland Windmills - such an unforgettable tourist destination!

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