I visited my first working windmill today... so basically I can leave the Netherlands satisfied.
I can't possibly explain the complexity of a Dutch windmill but let me give you a couple of teasers.
The white building on the right holds two giant granite wheels used to grind up walnuts to make oil. The windmill powers a giant wheat mill that provides flour for a local bakery, oh and just to the right there, that's a pub.
Needless to say it was a iconic experience, my Canadian bucket list is one thing shorter. 👍🏼