Mills with Guide Jan
Why is the Netherlands called country of Mills?
The Netherlands is famous for its many mills. The mills itself were actually invented in the Arabic world. This, by the way, is also the case with the tulip which originates from Turkey. There are now only 1,045 windmills left in the Netherlands of the 10,000 that were there once. Half of the mills were used in the battle against the water. The other half were used for milling anything that could be milled from chalk to wood.
is the area where mills can be enjoyed (at least 10) that all have an industrial purpose, such as sawing wood and milling minerals.
Tourist Guide Holland can arrange a guided sightseeing tour for you to see the mills and also experience the mills by hearing, smelling and feeling.
Is the area where 19 windmills were used to pump away water and where the whole “waterstory” can be told by an expert guide of Tourist Guide Holland. Under Waterland you can read more on this phenomenon of the battle against the water.
Tourist Guide Holland offers sightseeing tours in which the water mills (Kinderdijk) or the mills for milling of minerals and sawing wood (Zaanse Schans) play a central role.