About the WindmillWindmills are one of the most prominent symbols of the Netherlands. A large number of windmills were built there in order to carry out the project of drying the land- drying up the lands of the Netherlands that were covered with seawater. Yes, 40% of the Netherlands was covered with seawater. Due to the population density and the need of the Dutch for living spaces, they launched a "war" against the sea and dried up large areas of it. Windmills were one of the most important means for drying out land, because of their ability to drain the ground. They were built in a simple, primitive way and many of them could be found scattered throughout the Netherlands.
One of the most prominent windmills in the Netherlands is the De Gooyer Windmill. This is the tallest wooden windmill in the Netherlands and it is defined as a national monument. It was built in the early 19th century, with a stone foundation of 26.60 meters. Although its blades are usable, they do not operate today. The windmill belongs to the city of Amsterdam and is not open for visitors.
You can reach the area, stroll by the building and sit down to sip a refreshing beer in a small brewery, where you can choose from a variety of organic beers.