Plein air painting/drawing in Noord-Holland Zaanse Schans with the famous windmills. A beautiful place to visit the Netherlands. Pen and watercolor on quality paper 400 gr.
In the Zaan region, Western Europe’s oldest industrial area, there used to be more than 600 windmills running at the same time. At Zaanse Schans, just outside Amsterdam, ten pairs of sail continue to turn. Visiting such a great wooden machine as it slogs away is an impressive spectacle. The mills are used for sawing wood and grinding oil, flower, spices and colourings. Great souvenirs to take home! Each of the industrial windmills at Zaanse Schans features clear information about the production process. Of course, the characteristic aromas of sawdust and oil are unmistakable. Intriguing narrow staircases sometimes lead all the way up to the windmill roof.
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