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Address: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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We visited the windmills in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a tour included in our Viking River Boat Cruise. We were docked across the road from the windmills, but it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the windmills in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a tour included in our Viking River Boat Cruise. We were docked across the road from the windmills, but it was still a rather long walk to the windmill that was a museum. It was very interesting hearing how they work and how the families that live in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The speed of our tour, in conjunction with a Viking River Cruise, was far too slow for my partner and me. We had to wait ages for another group to exit the machinery shed where implements were explained, and once inside, there was not enough space for all of us to sit. I got very tired standing, waiting, waiting. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit, whether you have 20 minutes or 4 hours. There are a couple of windmills you can go in, as well as a movie to watch, with the ticket. There is also a boat ride along the canal. If you're pressed for time or don't want to pay the entry fee for the video... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to see the windmills with our Dutch friends. It was s sight to behold with over 18 windmills in the area. It was not so crowded but there are a number of tourists walking and biking. Walking around is free but there are charges (I think 7 euros) to go inside a mill. You can rent bicycles also.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Visited this UNESCO world heritage site from our river cruise ship which was berthed across the road. We had a wonderful guide who firstly gave a short talk on the history and workings of the windmills on the site. The sun was shining and we had a very enjoyable walk around the site towards a windmill which we could visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Spent a morning here. Suggestions: Take the cruise out to the windmills. Tour both museums. Very interesting to see how the mills work and how it was to live in them. Even recently. We saw two mills that were getting ready to work - manually getting the sails in place. Very interesting. And here I always associated water mills and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Took a tour from my cruise ship out to the windmills. We had a wonderful guide on our bus who shared her knowledge of history on the drive out. Once we arrived at the site they want you to watch a short movie about the history of the windmills (it's only about 10 minutes long) then you can wander out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Too tourist spot, not much to see.... And need to travel from city Center to here, don't think worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A good guide is appreciated! We really enjoyed this not only from a historical perspective but also a mechanical perspective. Windmills were (and are) used to divert water from low lying areas to prevent flooding. The windmill we visited was owned by a family with many children living in a small space. The mother died trying to save one child... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

17 very cute windmills, open access, well designed pedestrian paths, benches ect. Great place for picnic if weather is nice.

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Address: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-78-691-2830
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Kinderdijk

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