Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mills



When the Danish King Christian 2. in 1521 invited Dutch farmers to settle on the island of Amager, the purpose was to get more vegetables to the queen and the capitol. One of the new things they brought with them from the Netherlands was a new type of windmill where only the top could be turned into the wind. These watermills are not for looking at, they are actually fully functional and are used to make flour for sale at the museum's kiosk.