Dutch Polder Mill    This polder mill, built in 1862, was used for draining polders. In 1953, it was in an extremely dilapidated condition in Noordlaren (Province Groningen, the Netherlands). It was reconstructed in the Dutch Open Air Museum in 1960.

Dutch Polder Mill This polder mill, built in 1862, was used for draining polders. In 1953, it was in an extremely dilapidated condition in Noordlaren (Province Groningen, the Netherlands). It was reconstructed in the Dutch Open Air Museum in 1960.

Wallmühle (Mill) in Bremen

Wallmühle (Mill) in Bremen

The serene (and somewhat stereotypical) Netherlands Windmill has become nearly a national symbol for the Dutch - a common feature on postcards, t-shirts, delft blue pottery and other souvenir novelties. Originally, windmills were machines that convert the energy of wind for milling grain for food production.

The serene (and somewhat stereotypical) Netherlands Windmill has become nearly a national symbol for the Dutch - a common feature on postcards, t-shirts, delft blue pottery and other souvenir novelties. Originally, windmills were machines that convert the energy of wind for milling grain for food production.

Polder mill Westerhornermolen, Grijpskerk, the Netherlands

Polder mill Westerhornermolen, Grijpskerk, the Netherlands

北杜市武川町の水車公園 (Waterwheel park in Hokuto Takekawa town)

北杜市武川町の水車公園 (Waterwheel park in Hokuto Takekawa town)

Delft, Netherlands  (Bron: awesomepics0.blogspot.co.at)

Delft, Netherlands (Bron: awesomepics0.blogspot.co.at)

restaurant-Japan

restaurant-Japan

Standaartmolen Den Evert : Einhoutsestraat Auteur(s)	Fotoclub Asten-Someren (fotograaf) 1998

Standaartmolen Den Evert : Einhoutsestraat Auteur(s) Fotoclub Asten-Someren (fotograaf) 1998

Elburg, Netherlands.

Elburg, Netherlands.

Polder mill Molen O-N of Ooster-N, Schagerbrug, the Netherlands.

Polder mill Molen O-N of Ooster-N, Schagerbrug, the Netherlands.

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