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messengers

When the mill is stationary, the sails can be set to a certain position. Each stand has its own message. During the war, many millers were in the resistance and used this method of communication. Today, milling positions are still being used in the event of a death.

Holland, land of windmills

Holland is not the only country with windmills, but the Dutch windmills are famous. Especially the polder windmills standing in different places along the water are known all over the world. Holland is known for its fight against the water. These polder windmills play an important role in this.


On this infographic you can find all sorts of information about the history and operation of the Dutch mill. By clicking on links and icons, you will find out more about the windmill!

Windmills

Powering Holland

Beweging door de wind