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Windmills are spinning still
There are many Windmills - in the last century was the 9 thousand., Today has been even more than 800 Were used to grind grain and other industrial purposes, and above all to pump water from low-lying polders. Rows of windmills pumped water from the bottommost channel to channel one meter above, the next row of windmills pumped meter above water yet, and so on. Today, wind turbines are replaced with systems much more efficient pumps. It's fair to say that every drop of rain - which falls in the Netherlands - it has to be mechanically pumped. Most of the windmills are still inhabited, and many of them are available to the public. The most interesting, made available to the public, are located in the open-air museum in Arnhem, Kinderdijk and Zaanse Schans

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