Tulip Towns’ owner, Tom De Goede, had the good fortune to visit his family in Holland in May 2003. There he viewed his villages’ windmill, which was designed to pump water from one canal to the next. It was an impressive site.

This beautiful scene inspired Tom to build a replica of the windmill at Tulip Town. Luckily, Toms’ sister Nel was able to help by directing him to the blueprint of the original windmill. Michael Kerley was master builder.

Nick Cecotti built the shaft for the windmill blades, and Tom Praeter engineered the windmill blades exactly as the Dutch plans required.

Tom De Goede, with the help of God, is the master planner of the windmill scene.