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Kinderdijk

2961 Kinderdijk, Netherlands
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Milling around Rotterdam Kinderdijk  The Netherlands
The Windmills of Kinderdijk, South Holland Kinderdijk  The Netherlands
Milling around Rotterdam Kinderdijk  The Netherlands
The Windmills of Kinderdijk, South Holland Kinderdijk  The Netherlands

Milling around Rotterdam

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

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AFAR Local Expert
about 4 years ago

The Windmills of Kinderdijk, South Holland

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.