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In the 17th century, wind was considered as the primary source of energy over here. Windmills were used to pump water out of the polders and to mill grain. Windmills were used to power saws. Timber was being cut through saws. Thus windmills played a vital role in shipbuilding also. Similarly windmills were used to operate the copper beaters’ hammers and even to produce paint.

But today most of them extinct and just fewer than 1,000 windmills survive, which are lovingly cared for as part of Dutch heritage.

The bicycle is the easiest and economical way for a hang around in the city. There are also special bicycle paths on almost every road.

Despite of the status and profession, majority of the Dutch owns a bicycle. It is recommended to buy a second-hand bike rather than a new one. But don’t forget to buy a strong lock!

Amsterdam is the most attractive place with its 17th century historical atmosphere combined with small scale of buildings, and beautiful canals. The squares create a relaxed and friendly environment that visitors find unique.

The city’s museums like Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, and Van Gogh Museum have highest density in the world. Also the Jewish Historical Museum, the Artis Zoo, and the Palace on the Dam are the other visited places.

The historical canal district was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011.

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