One of the few remaining "working" windmills in Holland. This mill grinds spices
The largest stones
A different kind of work
Windmills are also used to pump water from smaller to larger canals. The canal system throughout the country is based on the idea of water going from smaller to ever larger canals until reaching the North Sea.
Another working mill
There are grinding stones of various sizes in the mill and they are controlled by a series of gears driven by the wind vanes
The working mills
The windmills in this area are the last ones that are used for commercial purposes in Holland.
The smallest stones in this mill
The barrel contains cinnamon.