Hop on a bus in Rotterdam and you'll be transported to the past. Around 1740 about 19 sturdy windmills were built in Kinderdijk outside of Rotterdam. They have been well preserved to the present day and are even listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
I suggest you go and visit on the weekday as there will be less of a crowd, or on a rainy day like I did! Regardless of the weather, you can't help but be in awe of these old windmills and their power.
A nice walking and biking path winds around each of the 19 windmills so you'll get your exercise at the same time. Cost: FREE
More Information: http://www.kinderdijk.com/index.html Directions: http://www.kinderdijk.com/direction-parking.html
Kinderdijk is one of the Netherlands' most popular tourist sites, as you would have guessed, since it is a series of windmills. Of course when you think of the Netherlands (or Holland, as most refer to the country as), you think of windmills... or maybe wooden shoes... or even tulips.