National Mill Day celebrated in Holland in May
The second weekend in May is known as National Mill Day in Holland. 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors for free. For centuries, mills have played an important role in reclaiming land, processing raw materials and manufacturing products. Millers make a real effort to decorate their mills as beautifully as possible with flags and flowers. A miller will take you on a tour, providing a good explanation of the type of mill you are visiting. Fun activities are often organised for children, allowing them to become familiar with the miller’s trade in a playful way.