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Address: Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-78-691-2830
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A typical Dutch landmark that shouldn't miss in your tour around the Netherlands. These impressive machines were built in the 16th century to control the floods caused by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A typical Dutch landmark that shouldn't miss in your tour around the Netherlands. These impressive machines were built in the 16th century to control the floods caused by the rivers. The mills are in great shape and you can get in two ones that are fully functional. It's a great walk or a bike ride. You can go with children.... More 

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Petah Tiqwa, HaMerkaz, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this as 5 friends on a trip. Well worth the visit. If you are going i do suggest going with an open mind and really soak in the people of the Netherlands and their way of life. I asked all personnel for more information about the windmills and it was very interesting. There is actually a waiting list... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside of the Kinderdijk Windmill was astonishing - to see how people lived inside the windmill was amazing! There were beds for the parents and children and a small kitchen and eating area. The steps inside to each level are difficult but well worth the view. There are many antiques on display as well and if you are lucky,... More 

1 Thank Travel33871
New Lisbon, Wisconsin
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was very good and gave a lot of excellent info on the windmills and water management. Toured one of the windmills and was able to see the wood parts of a working mill. Also saw how the windmill tender would live inside. A tour of the woodworking shop also with viewing of newly made parts and worn one's.... More 

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Sancerre, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Edit Page Kinderdijk Travel Guide: 105 reviews and 335 photos Kinderdijk - Kinderdijk Kinderdijk Lovely Place Finally we visited this beautiful place with wonderful 19 windmills that added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997. We have been read about the windmills in Holland, the beauty and how it works, but when we were here, this wonderful place and... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a river cruise, we stopped and toured these amazing machines. Excellent guide with lots of information. Got to go inside one of the windmills and see how it worked and what life was like for those who live in them full time. Most of the pumping is now automated but these simple machines made life in this... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took friends from China to see the Kinderdijk with its multiple windmills STILL in operation! We took a boat down the water way, but one can go via foot walking to the mills. The boat stops at various mills along the way. The guides are knowledge, speaking English and other languages (Dutch, German as well). It is amazing that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dutch are masters of art on many levels, and this UNESCO recognized site highlights their efforts at water management through the graceful windmills. The army of volunteers who are tour guides, caretakers and other support staff are completely dedicated to their task.

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Alblasserdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

19 windmills in their original place and function.. Visit the museum windmill for an interior for 11 generations ago. (you can climb tot the top and see the working mechanism. Visit the small polder-mill for an explanation of the life of a miller. Don't want to walk? Take one of the boats for a cruise or a hop-on hop-of service

1 Thank Arie S
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our wonderful guide taught us a lot about the mechanics of the mill, how families lived in them and what some of the mills produced. Nineteen of the original mills still exist and are occupied by families today. In order to live in a mill, at least one person in the home has to become a certified miller. That person... More 

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