Are there really windmills in Holland?

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Are there really windmills in Holland?

Yes there are really windmills in Holland. The ingenious Dutch have found many ways to control water, ranging from amazing dike systems and dams to the beautiful windmills. Much of Holland is reclaimed from the sea. The windmills in Holland were an integral part of building the country. The windmills were used for many things ranging from knowing corn to sawmilling and for irrigating and draining the land to enable farmers to have precious land to grow their crops on and people t live on. Land is a precious commodity in the small country of the Netherlands. Currently there are still over 1000 windmills remaining in Holland. They are beautiful and unique structures that occasionally dot the landscape in Holland. One of the most popular tourist sites in Holland where you can see some of these beautiful structures is called Kinderdijk. In Kinderdijk you can see 19 of these picturesque windmills built all along the canals. Currently they light them at night, so the view is spectacular. They were built in the 1500s on up and have stood the test of time, although one of them built in 1521 burned down in the nineties and had to be rebuilt. The pumping those windmills used to do was taken over by a pumping station but they are still maintained in working condition so they can be used in case of an emergency. Holland has long had a battle with the sea. In Holland windmills are not a fantasy, but very much a real part of their history and their current existence. There are really windmills in Holland. Mama Nono

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