Why is windmills common sight in the Netherlands?

Why is windmills common sight in the Netherlands?Much of the land in Netherlands is below sea level. To prevent flooding, barriers called bykes have been built. The water is then pumped from the enclosed areas, which are known as polders. Windmills were once used to power the pump that drained the land.

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