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There are over 1,000 windmills in the Netherlands
In a country that’s famous for its windmills, it’s no surprise there are over 1,000 windmills spread across the Netherlands.
The windmills traditionally harnessed the wind for a variety of purposes, such as grinding grain and draining wetlands, but there are only a few still in commercial operation.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk is the best place to see Dutch windmills, with 19 traditional windmills.