Everyone should agree with the fact that the specificity of the Dutch landscape is created by windmills. Without their characteristic shapes the landscape of the Netherlands would be much poorer. The flatness of the terrain, often surrounded by water, can be a big advantage however. For typical “polder man” a distant horizon view gives a sense of safety and security. And whatever can be said about Hollanders – they love their cattle, their grazing land and the rural tranquility. But that’s how it often happens in a small Netherlands – right next to it the city is lurking… Idyllic landscapes of the Alblasserwaard, a polder of Southern Holland, and the famous windmills from Kinderdijk, have been photographed by Ed Koning from Krimpen a/d IJssel.