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The Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This large group of 19 windmills are interesting from the touristic and historical side. Is curious to understand the origin of this concentration of windmills and is a nice experience to see and walk this very nice place. You can see here different types of windmills. There is a big signboard with good information in the entrance of the place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you want to see windmills in Holland this is the place to go. Kinderdijk is about an hour and a half south of Amsterdam. There is plenty parking, although you will be charged €5 for parking on the main site and there is a lovely walk down to see the windmills, you can also take a bike. It's very... More 

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Forster, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Although picturesque and interesting to walk around on your own, it's a must to have a guide to get the whole story and history. Our tour lasted about an hour and took us though the museum and then into a windmill. The windmills were built in 1740 to pump water from the polder (reclaimed land). The polder is incredibly photogenic,... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to see a large number of windmills at one location, Kinderdijk is the perfect place. The tour does not take long, but you get to view the inside of a working windmill and view the other 18 windmills from the outside. The walk is short and flat so an easy trip, but the stairs inside the windmill... More 

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Wildomar, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited with a tour guide on a chilly November morning with moderate winds blowing. We were able to see the windmills pumping water, and went inside to see how the windmill worked. The living quarters inside the windmill were astonishingly small. The Dutch were truly inventive in harnessing the power of the wind to pump water out of their... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with a traditional windmill! These windmills are fully operational, and at least one is available for touring inside. The whole area is picture perfect, and the tour provides interesting information about the Dutch water engineering systems of which the windmill is an important part.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Have to see windmills if you're in Holland and the ones at Kinderdijk are an excellent option. The walk down is beautiful and peaceful. Best to check weather before you go though ( We got caught in a little rain but getting drenched there has its own magic too as long as you're going home after that coz the winter... More 

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The windmills in Kinderdijk are a photographer's dream. There's a pathway the takes you for what seems like a few miles (you can rent a bike at a nearby souvenir shop) where you are able to snap beautiful shots along the route. Just beware if you decide to take a ferry from Rotterdam, you will actually board two different ferries... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

You have to visit the Windmills when in Holland and wow they were pretty and a lot of them. We hired bikes from a shop close to the entrance which is the best way to see them. 2.50 for 2 hours. We were lucky as out of seasons the museum and windmills you could go in some of them. Outstanding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very nice windmills old and a lot of them lucky the museum and windmills were open at time we visited. Hire a bike from the shop near the windmills just 2.50 for 2 hours cos you easily bike around them all in an hour. A UNESCORTED site so very old and with seeing. Pleasant public boat service from Rotterdam take... More 

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