Water Village Klein Giethoorn


① memo 20190816 ~ Water Village Klein Giethoorn ~ Some people can only reach there homes or work by boat in this unique water-village ‘Klein Giethoorn’ (Little Giethoorn) in the Rietveld (‘Reed Field’) polder – here a path on a dike along the Rietveld waterway (Rietveldsche Vaart) and mill – around Alphen , Holland.

Quay between Mills #2 and #3


① memo 20180921 ~ Quay between Mills #2 and #3 ~ Walking the quay (dutch ‘kade’) along the waterway – close to the ‘siphon’ – between Mills #2 and #3 of the quartet of windmills together dewatering (regulate the water level of) the polder west of the village Aarlanderveen (Alphen) – draining the surplus of water into the Old Rhine – last sunday in the Green Heart of Holland .

Mill #2


① memo 20180916 ~ Mill #2 ~ The second mill of the quartet of windmills working together to keep the polder dry west of the village Aarlanderveen (Alphen) in the Green Heart of Holland . The waterway drains into the Old Rhine nearby.
Mill #2 (dutch ‘Molen 2’ or ‘middenmolen’) is not turning in this video .. it’s the nearby model mill that is turning.
These are the only mills in the world that are still being used as main dewatering for a polder.
Recently the dutch decided to start using again such historic polder water windmills everywhere in the Netherlands to assist the modern electric dewatering pumps if needed .

Mill #1


① memo 20180515 ~ Mill #1 ~ First polder mill (lowest mill – dutch ‘ondermolen’) of the quartet of windmills working to keep the polders dry around Aarlanderveen (Alphen) in the Green Heart of Holland – Filmed using an Ambeo (Sennheiser – Apogee) headset for binaural sound and the iPhone X , last saturday on the dutch national mill day.