Dutch countryside 2

This is one of the oldest polder areas in the Netherlands. It is the Rotterdijk which is near a small town called Moerkapelle. The Rotter canal becomes the Rotter river which flows out to sea at Rotterdam. The first windmills were built here to pump out water from flooded fields and create polders. The dykes around here are absolutely typical and conform to all stereotypical views of Holland. Not far from here the urban sprawl of suburbia is fast encroaching on the green countryside. What a pity.


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