Was always fascinated by windmills right from the time I read about Don Quixote and de la Mancha in school. So I decided that I had to see this one.
The Windmill in Keukenhof, (built in 1892) was originally a polder drainage mill. It was later shifted to this place and donated to Keukenhof in 1957
You are allowed to climb to the top and the view from there is really great especially of the tulip gardens.
Its rows and rows of one colour
The inside is all solid wood and one can see the gears (wooden gears) engaging each other to transmit the power to the vertical shaft. It can be seen in motion in the video.
I did look up for some more information on the net and found it very interesting to know how windmills helped in the good old days.
Anyone wanting more information about windmills and how it works, can get it here.
This tree with the white leaves caught my attention from the top.
The boat takes you around where you can have a closer look at the tulips in their farms.
The other side is streaming with tourists and all of them would like to have a picture clicked in the large clogs.
I wonder if this little guy is waiting for his turn to jump into the clog
Talking about the little guy, I saw many dog lovers who came with their pets.
National windmill day will be celebrated on May 10th and 11th of 2014.
By the way Keukenhof covers 74 acres and is the largest garden in the world.
More on it in the next post, meanwhile here are few pics as preview: