Holland 8

I received this postcard from one of the members of postcrossing.com named Irene. She is a 51-year old Dutch woman who lives in the city of Rotterdam. This is what she wrote at the back of the card ” More Dutch than wind mills will be hard to find”.

Holland is a name in common usage given to a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by many Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands.

The Dutch countryside contains two distinctive types of mills, the water mill and the windmill.The water mill can be found in the Eastern and Southern provinces of Twente, Oost-Veluwe, theAchterhoek, Oost-Brabant, and Limburg. These are the places where there was sufficient flow of water to drive the wheel of the mill.These mills were usually used as corn mills but they also produced paper, oil, and sawed timber.

8 thoughts on “Holland

  1. Reply PostcardPerfect Jul 6,2011 11:07 am

    Netherlands are known only to two things, Wind Mills and the famous wooden clog shoes.
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  2. Reply Chris Jul 6,2011 12:07 pm

    wonderful postcard! ๐Ÿ˜€ hope to receive one like this soon!
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  3. Reply Wandering Gene Jul 6,2011 4:10 pm

    It looks like a relaxing place to live in. All that windmills and greenery.

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  4. Reply Hazelicious Jul 7,2011 2:31 pm

    It’s a beautiful postcard from Holland/Netherlands. Two weeks ago or so, we have a camper here and he’s from The Netherlands. I asked him what’s the difference of Holland and The Netherlands, he said that it is just one country but with two names. I told him I am confused because all I thought, Holland and The Netherlands are both separate state or country. Anyway, very interesting facts about Holland.
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  5. Reply jared's mum Jul 7,2011 6:33 pm

    holland sure looks like a beautiful place to visit, all those lovely windmills + the rollings greens of hills! i love this postcard ๐Ÿ˜€
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  6. Reply clarissa Jul 7,2011 11:50 pm

    Looks like a best place to live in~greenery^_^

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  7. Reply Arlene Jul 8,2011 3:19 am

    one of the objects that i can describe HOlland of even when i was a child. Holland is the place of windmills and tulips ^^

    It’s a beautiful card, sis!

    sorry for the late visit but i hope you can visit back.

    ^^Arlene
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  8. Reply postcardjourneys Jul 8,2011 8:53 pm

    Oh, how I’d love to see those windmills someday! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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