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Boottocht Rotterdam - Kinderdijk
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Visiting Kinderdijk is well worth the visit and especially the 19 preserved windmills built around 1740. Holland is, of course, known for its windmills, and nowhere will you find more than near this little village. These sturdy windmills have been well preserved and in 1997 were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well worthwhile to take the boat trip that includes a guided tour. The countryside is beautiful and if up to it best seen by bicycle.

Thank travelsanti
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

we rented bikes near the main train station in Rotterdam, and it took us a couple of hours to get to Kinderdijk. The windmills are impressive, and I liked the countryside around them and on the way there (we took the path along the river and then took a ferry to Kinderdijk) .

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great little day trip from Amsterdam. Took the intercity train to Rotterdam Centraal, the blue line metro to Rottterdam-Zuidplein and then Arriva bus 90 directly to Kinderdijk. Windmills are approximately 15 miles east of Rotterdam and bus ride is approximately 30 minutes. Returned to Rotterdam and took the metro to visit the Euromast observation deck, then caught the train back to Amsterdam. Enjoyable, fun adventure.

Thank BoydChicks
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

When people travel to Holland they expect to see lots of Windmills. Rather than drive all over Holland why not see 19 windmills of different styles and ages all in one shot? This windmill park is a fantastic collection of windmills brought in from across the Netherlands and reassembled here. Take the boat ride and get the guided tour.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Around 1740, 19 windmills were buuilt in the village of Kinderdijk. These inovative structures drained the water off the polders-the reclaimed land that is situated below sea level.
Nowadays, modern engines do the job.

The windmills are well preserved and present quite a site on the horizon as you walk up to them. There is always at least one working and you have the opportunity to go in one windmill-see how the miller and his family lived.

You can also take a half hour canal tour-the tour guide was excellent-it was worth the time. This is a real slice of "OLD" Holland.

1  Thank Retiredrn365
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