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Address: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-78-691-2830
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Learned so much about windmills here

It was quite a journey travelling from Delft to Kinderdijk. First, by train to Rotterdam, then waterbus to Ridderjik then Kinderdijk (there's a direct waterbus but it starts later... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It was quite a journey travelling from Delft to Kinderdijk. First, by train to Rotterdam, then waterbus to Ridderjik then Kinderdijk (there's a direct waterbus but it starts later in the morning and it's not as frequent). But it whole trip was really worth it! We really enjoyed the walk from the boat's berth to Kinderdijk. Quaint little houses line... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited this Heritage Site on a Viking River boat which moored alongside the small Polder . It was a beautiful June day so all the wildflowers were out and the river and canal banks were looking their verdant best . The guide was excellent , and the talk in the Workshop about the conservation and maintenance of the Windmills... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Yes, it can be overrun by tourists and the gift shops are a little tacky. Still, this is an iconic, bucolic and seminal place in understanding the history, spirit and great talent that has kept the sea at bay in the Lowlands. The on-site guides are volunteers and very passionate about what they do. If you have come as part... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Kinderdijk four weeks ago. A nice and hot summer day.This is the most beautiful place for photo lovers. I took lots of pictures from all angles. We also did a tour down the canal with one of the small boats. Taking photo's was even more a great experience. There is also a museum to visit. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to see a lot of windmills in their natural surroundings. There are just under 20 in total scattered around the area. If like me you want to see windmills on your trip to Netherlands this is one of the best spots to go in the South. I only had 2.5 hours here which felt a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

On a Viking River Cruise, the Windmill Excursion was a treat. Being a UNESCO site it was fascinating to see how the Dutch remove excess water (seeing the country is below sea level) .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The tour was hurried and not very interesting. Windmills were great but could have photographed just as well from the road

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

In many places around the world a windmill is used to grind grains. Not so in Kinderdijk. The windmills are used to manage water. The land is below sea level so water has to be removed everytime it rains. The windmills pump the water into designated fields and from there into the river that takes it out to the sea.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Being a Dutch American, I have always dreamed of seeing these windmills and I had chills! If you have the chance, go! We travelled from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and took the waterbus to the windmills and stopped in picture perfect Delft on the way back. Loved every minute of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is incredibly beautiful with the 19 Windmills, but is "over-loved" and on the tourist bus route. Timing is critical, try to dodge the waves of descending tourists -- when we were there a River Cruise had docked nearby and large groups crowded the windmill and museum. If possible do this trip on bike -- you can scoot past the... More 

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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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