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Address: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-78-691-2830
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Fun way to see the windmills - on a bike.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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ipswich
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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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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A beautiful, fascinating site. Real windmills, some dating back to the 18th century, in operation, including the rigging of the sailcloth and the thunder of the gears inside. Ducks, geese, and sheep all add to this idyllic setting. If you ever wondered where they take pictures for the postcards of The Netherlands, this IS the place. You walk away from... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our visit to Kinderdijk was very interesting. We learned how windmills work and how they are used to control water levels in mostly below sea level Netherlands. There are several windmills at this location and we toured one to see how it operated and also saw where the operator and his family would live. There are a couple of nice... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Walk around, you don't need a bike unless you are short of time, the walk it's 3 kms for the full loop. It's worth it in my opinion, a traditional postcard of Netherlands.

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