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  Windmills eight sides, made of wood, some in stone
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The windmills at Kinderdijk are almost all the so called "achtkantige molens" = eight sides mills. Most were built around 1740 and were used to drain water from the lower ditches in the higher canal. The windmills are mainly made of wood (some in stone) and verry in height a bit (almost 30 meters). The water is lifted over several stages around 14 meters up, into the main rivers running near Kinderdijk.

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  • Written Jan 27, 2004
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