The Dutch have to keep their feet dry

Windmills and Polder Landscape

The Netherlands is a country which finds itself for the larger part below sea level. Some 600 years ago the Dutch were at the forefront of water management: by draining with wind mills at Kinderdijk! The characteristic polder landscape with its flat and rectangle grass lands emerged. And the draining would not stop until fertile farm land had been created.

At first wind mills with water wheels were used, later on wind mills with jack screws, pumping up 60.000 litres of water a minute! Find out how the place is called where water is stored until it flows back to the sea at ebb tide. Or make a boat trip in Holland from high water level to low water level and vice versa.

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