Snow and sunshine brighten up Dutch windmills

Dutch windmills sparkle in the snow

Location: Zaanse Schans, Netherlands

The village of Zaanse Schans is usually a tourist hotspot

known for its 17th-century windmills and waterways

This year local residents are relishing the snow

(SOUNDBITE) (English) WALKER, LAURA, 29, SAYING: "Because of the lockdown people were a bit sad, nothing happens, and now something happened! So it's new and refreshing."

SOUNDBITE) (English) WALKER, ANNEMIEKE, 68, SAYING: "I like it, I love it. Because I hate rain and I hate being indoors so I'm happy in the snow and some sunshine."