August 29, 2015

We walked along the Zaan river today.  Starting in the 17th century this area was heavily indistrialized.  At the peak of windmilll usage there were 635 in the immediate area, draining fields and running factories.  The mills powered lumber, paper, oil, flour and other factories.  Here are some fine examples of the houses of the era:
Traditional house in Zaandam

Traditional house in Zaandam

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