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A Windy Morning with Windmills

Who doesn’t smile when they think of a windmill?  On this excursion during our trip on AMAWaterways, we had plenty to smile about.  

The rain held off for our visit to Kinderdijk a UNESCO World Heritage site with 19 windmills, some dating from the mid-1700s. In a country 40% below sea level, the windmills have played a significant role in pumping excess water into rivers to prevent flooding. Even Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport is below sea level, by almost 15 feet.

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