The Vermeer Windmill was designed and built by Lukas Verbij in the Netherlands. Then the mill was de-assembled, shipped to Iowa, and re-assembled here in Pella in 2002. The windmill has 2 rooms at the base for living quarters and has five floors, including the deck outside where you can watch the giant blades as they sweep around and enjoy views of Pella and the Historical Village .
The tour of the windmill also includes a stop at the Miniature Village. This Miniature Village of Holland in the 1840’s, began in 1938 as a work study project for students at Pella’s community schools and Central College. Many volunteers have since spent countless hours working on it. The display is full of detail and depicts all four seasons. Very fascinating!!!

I highly recommend a trip to Pella’s Tulip Time Festivals in the future. You won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Judy
    Jul 30, 2022 @ 08:28:17

    I enjoyed this part and dreamt of my trip to Norway and Sweden next.



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