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“Interesting insight into mill workings”

UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Small Group Full-Day Trip: UNESCO'S Kinderdijk...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage site is a unique icon of Dutch water management and control. All the phases of the history of our struggle against water are still visible here. The unique collection of 19 mills in an authentic Dutch landscape is an eye catcher. Museum windmill Nederwaard shows how families lived and worked in our mills around 1900. And in Museum windmill Blokweer you can experience working as a miller. View our multi-screen film in the Visitors Centre, located in the former steam-driven pumping station. Get on board of our electric vessel, the Prince Friso, and view Kinderdijk from the water. Feel the wind, smell the water and listen to the sound of the windmills. The Kinderdijk World Heritage site is open almost the entire year!
Reviewed 16 July 2009

These windmills (molen) date from the 1740's and were used to pump water from the polders to dry out the areas below sea level.
You can visit the interior of one of these 18th century structures to see the workings and how the people lived in quite a cramped space. It was very windy the day we visited and the sails were in full flow which was a nice sight to see. Entrance is 3.50 per person and 2 euros for under 17 year olds. There is no charge for just walking along and looking at the windmills
It's an interesting walk but you can also hire bicycles for a few euros if you want to go further. It will probably not take you more than 90 minutes to walk around and see the inside of the visitor windmill. There is also a small canal boat ride every 30 minutes.
From Rotterdam by the Erasmus bridge there is a boat which will take you all the way to the Kinderdijk. Probably a good way to get there as parking at the K'dijk costs 5 euros and it takes a while to get there by car or other public transport.
If windmills are your thing then definately go.

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Reviewed 20 March 2009

The windmills at the Kinderdijk is just a short ride from Rotterdam and it is a world heritage site by UNESCO. A must see on your trip to Holland. Additionally there is a windmill open for you to go inside and explore.

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