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Address: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-78-691-2830
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Beautiful Windmills !!! MUST CYCLE THIS ROUTE

Kinderdijk is a small village 15 km east of Rotterdam with the largest concentration of old windmills in the world! The 18th century windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the major... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Kinderdijk is a small village 15 km east of Rotterdam with the largest concentration of old windmills in the world! The 18th century windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the major tourist sites in the Netherlands and are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The windmills in Kinderdijk are located at a public road and can be visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

You can do this visit on your own, but I think a guided tour is the way to go. Here there are 19 windmills which have been used in the past to drain water from this large area. Our guide explained the history of the mills, and in fact of the Nethelands, how the mills operate, and how they are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place to visit, the museum about windmills was very informative, and the visit inside a working windmill and the explanation as to why they were built was not what I had expected. they were not built as mills but pumps to keep the land dry for habitation

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Grandma, Granddad, Mum, Dad and two kiddies hired bikes by the parking area at Kinderdijk. Despite the breeze we rode to the end of the "main" group of windmills and back in about an hour. Had several stops and snacks for the kids and took lots of photos. Three windmills were turning which was very good for explaining to the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Since when I was young I read in my school books about the Dutch Mills and finally I went to Kinderdijk to see them. Unfortunately it was a cold rainy day even if we were in may.. However.. Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, about 15 km east of Rotterdam. To better understand the site, it's useful to watch... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We landed here as part of a Viking River Cruise. Our guide was very informative and shared a lot of valuable historical details. It is fascinating how these wooden windmills worked to move the water and communicate with each other centuries ago. Obviously the technology has changed and is now quite sophisticated with electric turbines, but the 18th century origins... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was not at the top of my list of places to visit, but it was included on the agenda for a Rhine River cruise we did. As it turned out, I absolutely loved it. It is very beautiful and the history is quite interesting. I had a hard time deciding which of the many photos I should share on... More 

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Des Moines, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You learn a lot, enjoy the scenery, and get some wonderful photos. Nice stop we made on a river cruise that I would recommend to anyone in the area. And you can get inside a windmill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit to see the windmills in action. You can easily walk around the site or there is an option for a boat ride. Accessible for the less mobile, good level wide walking paths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, the serenity of this place drowns you in its peace. Just walk or cycle around, with the canals filled with water to the brim and you travel back centuries looking at the windmills as far as your eyes can stretch. They are ancient and stand tall, showcasing the life of farmers... More 

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