Called "Laurentia", this mill was built in 1890, and is one of the 1100 + working mills in the Netherlands today.
There are over 4,000 Windmills in the Netherlands, but the Dutch only count complete working mills for their database.
Initially, getting on the bicycle and going for a ride was purely just to get a little exercise and stay in shape. The Batavus is not even a performance road bike, just a regular 3 speed sit up style typical of the type of bicycle ridden here in Holland, but the Netherlands has so much natural beauty and great bicycle roads that it overrode my initial plan of just going for a 10 or 20 mile cycle to work out.
I never really thought I would put up much mileage on it. But it's the only bicycle I have available to use, it's free and I don't need any special shoes or tight shorts, so I just adopted a 'make the best of what I have' attitude and went with it.
After seeing some of the images I took, I started to look at my morning bike rides in a completely different light, since my motorcycle, soon to be sidecar( actually, it is a sidecar now, the sidecar was officially attached yesterday) is still not ready, and I have time to explore on my hands, and cycling is a great way to get around Holland.
Willibrordus Church in Bakel.
Coming next week on WherethehellisMurph: Part III of my Mobec Duo-Drive BMW Sidecar Conversion: