Our tour today was to a cheese-making factory and then on to the windmills and clog making demonstration. It took us forty minutes by bus to arrive into the Beemster area of the Netherlands. This area was the first area to be reclaimed from a lake, the water being extracted by windmills. We drove past the dykes that hold back the water. The Beemster area is about two metres lower than the water on the other side of the dyke.
|The dyke holding back the water in the Beemster area|
|Another photo of the dyke|
|Inside the windmill where the flour is stone-ground|
|Clog making demonstration|