Thursday, 27 February 2014

Day 11: Windmills

I've been seeing a lot of windmills, pinwheels recently.

Real windmills are not cute at all! They are huge and functional!

Today we went to a quaint village outside of Amsterdam. This is probably the best part of my trip. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Before that, I want to be a geek and talk about windmills. The Netherlands is known to be an agricultural country in the past. They made and sold flour, oil, milk and cheese. 

Windmills are used to make these produce.  The wind powers the grinder that crushes the husk of the wheat to make flour and crushes the seeds to make oil!

Traditional Dutch houses have a distict look and the colors vary per region. This is not a theme park. This is actually a real village and people live in these cute houses.  FOR REAL!

I really like the windows but S believes they're scary. It's so easy for vagrants to break in and enter your home. Yes, we are from a third world country hence these fears.

We spent half a day in this village and I was very sad to leave

Further down, there's a much more bigger town. This is a hotel inspired by Dutch houses. Clever!

The Netherlands exudes a very distinct charm.

1 comment:

  1. I love that last photo. Dutch Architecture really do has its own charm and whimsy feel.