THE WINDMILLS OF ZAANSE SCHANS

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zs-33If you wanna see lots of windmills in one place, go to Zaanse Schans located just on the outskirts of Amsterdam. It’s like an open-air museum by the river Zaan where you will find not only windmills, some of which are still in working condition, but also traditional wooden houses, barns and workshops harking back to life in an 18th century Dutch countryside. It was late in the afternoon when we visited and there were hardly any tourists around so we had the place almost by ourselves as we strolled through the peaceful surroundings. I took this long exposure by the wooden boat pier with a strong wind blowing from the North Sea rattling the tripod so it took me a couple of tries to get a passably sharp image.

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