Four national monuments in Amsterdam are receiving a total of over a million euros from the Dutch government for restoration and major maintenance. In total the government is giving 34 million euros extra for the restoration of national monuments, windmills and mobile heritage, Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science announced, Het Parol reports.
Two technicians were injured when a windmill in Zeewolde they were working on caught fire on Wednesday afternoon. They sustained injuries on their hands, AD report.
The fire started around noon. The fire department responded en masse. Ambulances were also deployed to treat the technicians.
The Dutch institute for radio astronomy Astron is threatening a 100 million euro damage claim against a group of farmers planning to build windmills in Veenkolonien, Drenthe. According to Astron, the windmills will be "disastrous" for their research into the origins of the universe
The police believe arson was involved in fires that destroyed a historic windmill on Nedereindesevaart in Oud-Zuilen and two cars in Maarsen during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Investigators are looking for witnesses.
A historic windmill in Terwolde, Gelderland has burned down completely after a lightning strike. According to the fire department, De Ooievaar mill on Wijkseweg is a complete loss.
A windmill in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland has been left without vanes following strong winds this morning. The 450-year-old Geestmolen (Spirit Mill) is badly damaged, devastating its miller, Piet Kuiper.
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When driving through the Noord-Oostpolder, one might just see a glider, hanging from a cable in the air. These gliders are to generate electricity. The Dutch company Ampyx Power has started test flights.