North Holland: Zaanse Schans

21 Jan

Still within North Holland, Piggletino decided that the trip wasn’t complete without checking out Netherlands’ famous windmills. Where else to visit but Zaanse Schans village?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Zaanse Schans is a popular tourist attraction by the Zaan river, that still preserves the industrial heritage of windmills, many of which are still working mills. Some of the mills are mustard mills, some sawmills and some oilmills. Here’s Piggletino inside a windmill! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Some windmills have an entrance fee of about 2-4 euros, which is fairly reasonable given the need to maintain these traditional trades. It’s an interesting sight to watch how the windmills function as they pick up speed when the winds approach!

Piggletino shall soon be leaving North Holland after this. Hope you have all enjoyed reading about his little journey! Where to shall he go next?


3 Responses to “North Holland: Zaanse Schans”

  1. wannabephotographer87 January 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Oh wow! It’s so pretty there! Make sure to find some wooden shoes that fit little piggletino! Haha

    • Piggletino February 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

      Piggletino tried! But they are either too huge or too tiny for the pig! He gave up and went in search of fries and ice cream!

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