windmills

Windmills, together with clogs and tulips, are stereotypical Dutch icons. And not without reason. Windmills helped win the battle against the water, produced our ‘daily bread’ and also functioned as a typeof newspaper. By observing the angle of the blades one could tell if there was good news (a birth) or bad news (a death). The Netherlands has a total of 1048 windmills and 108 watermills. The largest - not the tallest! - is located on the banks of the Overwaard in Kinderdijk, part of the famous windmill park in South-Holland, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The blades of this mill span29.56 metres!

where
Kinderdijk

more information on locations:
Rotterdam Film Commission
Saskia Kagchel
+3110  10 433 2511
saskia@rotterdamfestivals.nl
www.rotterdamfestivals/filmcommission

distance from Amsterdam Airport 88 km

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