|A typically Dutch polder.|
|A typically Dutch sky!|
This dike protects the polder against floods.
A polder is a low-lying piece of land surrounded by dikes. The water in the polder will be pumped away into a river, and the river flows into the sea. Pumping was done by windmills in the past now we have electric pumping engines.
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I live quite near the windmills. If you enlarge the second photo you can see one of the twenty mills in the distance. They only don't pump anymore, for there is not always wind and then the polder will be flooded.We live below sealevel so a pump is needed. The mills can work if there is no electricity and enough wind. I have written many times about the mills. They are very beautiful.
A pumpingstation keeping the polders dry
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Some people live on a houseboat
These houses are built on the landside of the dike.
Many people own boats
These houses are very old, but charming!