Kinderdijk, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

windmills of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

beautiful windmills next to a river

old windmill in the Netherlands

beautiful old windmill in the Netherlands

old windmill on a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The 19 windmills in Kinderdijk are one of the best known sights in the Netherlands. They were constructed around 1740 to drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders. From the late 19th century this job has been taken over by electric pumps. In 1997 the windmills of Kinderdijk were placed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
If the wind is strong enough you can see the mills in action on Saturdays in Juli and August. The visitor mill is open from the beginning of May until the end of October.

Location: Molenkade Nederwaard, Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.

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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.


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Beautiful Indonesian said...

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Trotter said...

Hi Juka! Lovely windmills!!

Sorry for the absence, but my computer broke down and I’ll be waiting a month for it to be fixed… ;-( Anyhow, I left you a post on the suburbs of Ephesus for you to enjoy. Have a great week!!