Saturday, 20 April 2013

Saturday - The mill of Wijk bij Duurstede

Lovers of the Dutch Golden Age painters will surely recognise the name of this village just outside Utrecht called Wijk bij Duurstede.

Jacob van Ruysdael's painting depicts a towering windmill, on the side of the river, ready to face an upcoming storm.

The mill in the picture doesn't exist anymore, however its ruins are still visible near another large operating mill, which is apparently the only "drive-through" mill in the world open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday afternoons: I bought a kilo of flour once and was quite satisfied with the outcomes.

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