Molen de Hoop

This windmil, which was originally built in 1752, is found in the small village of Loenen aan de Vecht in the Netherlands. In 1725, it was estimated that there were about 1,100 windmills in the Netherlands. By the 19th century, that count increased to about 10,000 windmills. Windmills like this one were used to pump the rain and water from the big rivers out to sea. Other similar windmills were used for industrial purposes like graining wheat as well. Translated to English, this particular windmill’s name is “Windhill of Hope.”


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