Clip: The Netherlands' Working Windmills

Three centuries ago, half of what we know as the Netherlands was under water. Slowly, the former seabed was reclaimed and the Dutch went to work drying the ground with the country's leading natural resource — the wind. Over 1000 windmills, some still functioning, survive in the Netherlands today, reminding locals and tourists alike of the clever engine that powered the creation of this land. In this video, Rick gives us an inside look at how these marvelous machines work. (2 min)

Watch more: Watch the entire TV episode this clip comes from, Amsterdam and Dutch Side Trips.

Learn more: Read Rick’s article, Go Dutch in Holland’s Open-Air Folk Museums.

Go there with us: Join the fun on our Heart of Belgium & Holland tour.