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National Windmill Day

13 May 2017

On Saturday May 13th, all eyes are on our Dutch windmills. For many millers, this is a great occasion to organise a little something extra for you. Come to Kinderdijk to enjoy windmills and salmon fishing boats. Our sailing wind-catching comrades will stop by, bringing their friends of the Fishery Museum and other craftsmen. Millers and skippers: hand in glove.

Windmills and fishing sailboats. Wind and water.

Twenty salmon fishing boats will sail to the Kinderdijk windmills. The banks of both Museum Mills will host them. But there is more. Fishermen will fry their fish on woodstoves and sell it. They will repair their nets and demonstrate the art of fishing under sail. Of course you can also visit our Museummills as on other days. Don’t forget to check out our Visitor’s Centre in former Steam Pump Wisboom, and view our explanatory film. In the adjacent workplace the maintenance of our windmills is explained, as is our watermanagement system.
The best remains outside. The life size painting of windmills turning and salmon fishers sailing. Makes you long for yesteryear.

Miller Bjorn rolled up the sails. And clamps them.

Miller Bjorn rolled up the sails. And clamps them.

Blue skies, white clouds and wind. And sail cloth of course.

A great combination with a Dutch scent.

Windmills and sailboats have a lot in common. Of course as a skipper you will not sail the same spot all the time while as a miller you might as well grow roots standing next to your windmill. But did you know all polder millers are keen fishermen? That both speak the same language so to speak? Did you know fishermen and millers are soulmates because they both work with wind?
The sailcloth of a windmill and that of a salmon fisher is made of the same material and fitted for the same purpose: to catch wind. Come and enjoy that atmosphere today. Come and see both millers and fishermen enjoy their mutual presence. Blue skies, white clouds and wind. And sailcloth of course.

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