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Nederland - Sint Maartensbrug, Noorder G

Nederland - Sint Maartensbrug, Noorder G
The current Zijpe and Hazepolder was until the 12th a bog area, protected by the row of dunes from the North Sea. The reclamation of the peat for the benefit of farming led to the land being lowered and due to the rising of the sea level the area was endangered.

From around the year of 1600 the new polder was drained by twenty mills. Each mill took care of its own part (also called afdeling = section). The area was subdivided for this purpose and the 20 parts were assigned the letters of the alphabet (A to U, the letter J was not used).

On a map dating from that year there is no mill in the northern part of section G of the Zijpe polder. Probably this higher part of the section was not drained until around the middle of the 17th century. In 1664 there was at least a windmill. The current Noorder G polder mill is probably still the first original mill.

Until August 1958, this section was only drained using wind power. In that year the windmill was decommissioned and the paddle wheel removed. It was then replaced by a mortar with a diesel engine.

In 1969 the dilapidated windmill became the property of a foundation: Stichting De Zijper Molens. An external restoration was carried out between 1969 and 1972. After the motor mortar had been removed, the inside of the mill was reconstructed during the restoration at the end of 2003. In 2004 the mill was once again able to drain its section of the polder. Since then it is regularly put into operation.

Marc Gaens, Marco F. Delminho, Trixpix, Arlequin Photographie and 115 other people have particularly liked this photo

99 comments - The latest ones
Nouchetdu38 club
Stunning typical view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!******************
2 years ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Great shot and thanks for the info
2 years ago.
trester88 club
Schöne Impression aus den Niederlanden!
HFF, Jaap! Ein schönes Wochenende!
2 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall
HFF Jaap! Yet another superb take, fascinating history too
2 years ago.
neira-Dan club
une magnifique photo !! HFF Jaap
2 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Very beautiful picture with the blue sky !
Have a nice weekend
2 years ago.
 Uwe Schwarzbach
Uwe Schwarzbach
Beautiful shot.
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful shot, nicely composed - HFF Jaap, have a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Wonderful picture Jaap.
It is as I imagine the Netherlands at her best.
Thank you for the note, as usual very good and up to the point.
Enjoy a nice weekend.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to J. Gafarot club
These places are becoming rare as my country is more and more overcrowded.
2 years ago.
Reginhart club
Wonderful idyllic place! Well captured!
2 years ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Splendide moulin bien à sa place dans le paysage... Le savoir toujours en activité est réjouissant.
Bonne fin de semaine
2 years ago.
TOZ club
Beautiful Image Jaap nicely composed.
2 years ago.
Nautilus club
merci pour tes explications intéressantes. J' habite aussi une région où les terres sont plus basses que la mer. Les polders y ont été gagné sur la mer à partir du 18e siècle par des entrepreneurs originaires de Flandre ( mais pas de Hollande). Mais le drainage des canaux ne se fait pas de la même manière , ici les moulins à vent servaient essentiellement à moudre le blé.
2 years ago.
 Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel club
Het toch niet altijd juiste imago van nederland. wel heeeel mooi
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Ko Hummel club
Heet wordt steeds meer zoeken voor dit soort plekken.
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...HFF and a nice weekend...
2 years ago.
Kawasirius club
Jolie capture ce ce moulin dans toute sa splendeur ! La description est enrichissante sur la méthode utilisée pour drainer ces zones basses.
HFF et bonne journée Fred !
2 years ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Interesting explanations, as usual ! And great shot too... HFF Jaap
2 years ago.
Gudrun club
A very well composed photo- HFF, Jaap!
2 years ago.
A beautiful photo and a really interesting bit of history.
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Very beautiful Jaap. Thank you also for the interesting information.
HFF and wish you a good weekend.
2 years ago.
Christa1004 club
Interesting information, and even the wings have fences;-) HFF Jaap
2 years ago.
Léopold club
I love your country I am missing actually. This is a lovely scenery with full of tranquility.
2 years ago.
 Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton club
You could never get this country wrong Stunning view Jaap. HFF
2 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Superb capture with terrific content Jaap
HFF and a lovely weekend
2 years ago.
Magnifique !!
2 years ago.
J.Garcia club
Lovely scenery so calm!

Amazing composition with a wonderful light and colors!

Thank you also for the note, as always so informative, Jaap
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
Aux Pays-Bas, les fonctions premières des moulins à vent étaient effectivement d'assurer l'asséchement des lacs et des marais.
2 years ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
HFF Jaap. This is a really stunning photo!
Have a great weekend!
2 years ago.
Angelofruhr club
Beautiful composition, Jaap!
HFF and a sunny weekend!
2 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fantastic impression of the Netherlands. Wonderful composition too ! HFF, wish you a sunny weekend, Jaap !
2 years ago.
gezginruh club
Great shot,Jaap!

Thank you for the information.
HFF and have a great weekend!
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wunderbar, Jaap ! HFF und ein schönes Wochenende !
2 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Beautifully composed with such an interesting history.

HFF, enjoy your weekend Jaap
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Superb photo with interesting text, Jaap!
Have a wonderful weekend!
2 years ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
quite poetic !
2 years ago.
So Beautiful and peaceful Jaap, have a wonderful weekend
2 years ago.
 Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet club
Dat is weer een prachtig Hollands plaatje en daar gaat veel rust van uit.
2 years ago.
 Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz club
Schöne Bildkomposition.
2 years ago.
RHH club
Wonderful photo of a beautiful mill and great information. What will Holland do if sea levels rise dramatically as they are supposed to do?
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to RHH club
I don't know, but I'm sure we will survive.
2 years ago.
RHH club
Have a great weekend, Jaap.
2 years ago.
grobi358 club
HFF Jaap, and thanks for information!
2 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Wunderschöne Aufnahme !
2 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Une belle image bien résumé ! HFF
2 years ago.
Lovely shot Jaap - nice that it is working again HFF and a sunny weekend.
2 years ago.
Proxar club
Beautiful work! HFF:-)
2 years ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap

I do like to see these old windmills being there for the culture and history..

Best Wishes, and a good weekend
2 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Such a beautiful windmill!
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
100% Nederland landscape, very well taken and composed !
2 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Charming windmill and well taken! HFF, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Just how I picture your part of the world. SO beautiful!

HFF to you, Jaap, and a nice weekend too. :)
2 years ago.
Esther club
How marvelous that they were able to restore it.
2 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Superbes moulins comme la photo !! Nice WE
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A really gorgeous HFF shot Jaap.
2 years ago.
cammino club
Beautiful scene.
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
HFF. Superbe photo de ce moulin. Nicole.
2 years ago.
Ruebenkraut club
Have a nice windy weekend!
2 years ago.
Zulma club
Superb capture Jaap!!!! Have a great WE!!
2 years ago.
 David Slater (Spoddendale)
David Slater (Spodde… club
Nice photo Jaap. Best wishes
2 years ago.
tiabunna club
Beautifully taken, Jaap, and fascinating information.
2 years ago.
 Luz •.¸¸ ㋡
Luz •.¸¸ ㋡ club
Acima de tudo o respeito pela natureza aliado à autenticidade
Assim sim.. Bela imagem!
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work.
◦•●◉✿ Have a great weekend✿◉●•◦
2 years ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
I love the Z-shape of the canal. HFF and an excellent weekend to you. Cheers, Joe
2 years ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
heel mooi Jaap
2 years ago.
RHH club
Thanks for the visit and kind comments, Jaap.
2 years ago.
RHH club
Have a great day.
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Perfectly composed, this beautiful windmill is a wonder to stare at, nearly surrounded by water. It was very interesting to read the history of this windmill and I'm so glad that it's been restored to its former glory so we can all enjoy it. :)
2 years ago.
 Alda - not often here
Alda - not often her…
cool shots!
2 years ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
Du findest immer wieder neue, sehr schön
2 years ago.
Ecobird club
Beautifully captured Jaap. I love windmills. Your notes are excellent and I am really pleased that this windmill has been restored
2 years ago.
 Frank J Casella
Frank J Casella
Classic documentary image. I certainly hope these stay around for history sake.
2 years ago.
Chris10 club
Nederland op zijn best!!

Groet, Christien.
2 years ago.
Belle histoire pour ce havre ! Très belle vue
2 years ago.
Schussentäler club
wunderschöne Windmühle
2 years ago.
Outstanding scenery with the marvelous windmill, I like.
CIAO, Gastone.
2 years ago.
RHH club
Congratulations on Explore, Jaap.
2 years ago.
RHH club
Have a wonderful week.
2 years ago.
 David Michael
David Michael club
fascinating narrative enhancing a cracking shot!
2 years ago.
sea-herdorf club
Eine traumhafte Aufnahme mit der alten Windmühle, Jaap.

Freundliche Grüße und eine gute Woche
2 years ago.
polytropos club
Ein tolles Ensemble! Schön aufgenommen!
2 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A superb image and a great history!
2 years ago.
Me encantan estas tipicas imagenes Holandesas !
2 years ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
I like that the wind pump was rescued and is now working again, even if only occasionally.
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Really well composed and taken Jaap...................the windmill looks absolutely splendid in the sunshine.
2 years ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
Excellent rule-of-thirds composition, Jaap. A beautiful old mill and a finely detailed photo.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Superbe paysage avec ce beau moulin !
2 years ago.
Adele club
Excellent shot and great info as always.
2 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Wonderful composition and photograph, Jaap ! *****
2 years ago.
ROL/Photo club
Un bien beau moulin dans ce paysage typique des Pays-Bas,
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Schön, Jaap! Ich erinnere mich auch gern an die Kornmühle in Alkmaar, die du natürlich auch kennst. Hast du davon auch ein Foto?
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Ruesterstaude club
Ich habe diese Mühle gesehen, aber noch kein Foto davon gemacht.
Vielleicht nächstes Jahr.
2 years ago.
 Micael Beringuet Micael Beringuet
Micael Beringuet Mic…
Very good
2 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Awesome shot, well done Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Fantastic capture of this Windmill. Well done Jaap Regards Tess.
2 years ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
What a beautiful setting + excellent photography !!!
2 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Traumhaft schön...so stell ich mir die Niederlande vor!
2 years ago.
Wilm club
Wat een fijne Hollandse prent Jaap.
2 years ago.

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