UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk, Kinderdijk

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Almost everyone associates the Netherlands with windmills--at UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk, you can see a channel lined with 19 of them dating back to 1740. Used for the last time during the World War II, these structures used hydraulics to provide drainage, protecting the area from floods. Although advanced technology is replacing windmills today, you can still admire the beauty of theses majestic structures. Put UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kinderdijk vacation planner.
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  • I live just a few kilometers away from the site, and so I see it weekly if not daily. And it never tires.  more »
  • I visited the windmills on a beautiful sunny day and I was thrilled! Initially I didn't want to pay the ticket to visit the mills inside, but I have to say then we got them and it was the best choice, because the € 8 you spend to get there are worth! Start by saying that if you want you can see the mills for free by your walk on foot or by bike of course without being able to enter one of the mills in which is a Museum!! But I think once we get there worth joining to understand how these families lived inside! Tickets cost for adults € 8, € 5.5 children under 3 years free of charge! Council to organize themselves as picnic because the last mill in motion there are tables where you can eat outside! Spend a beautiful day with the kids or friends eating in this scenario! I forgot the mills are all turned on, some are private estates inhabited! If you're lazy and you don't want to walk you can take the boat that takes you down to the mills (of course, paying € 5) Well! What to add: Super!! I recommend it!!!
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  • This is a beautiful and fascinating site, worth the trip. It offers a great insight into the water management issues in south Holland. We visited it in the same day with the great storm surge dam, and...  more »
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  • Very impressive & Winter time isn't crowded so you get to experience the windmills more satisfactory. Most employees speak English. For the price of €7.50 per person you get to go inside 2 windmills and see a short film at the visitor center. Parking at site is 5€ but space is limited. Admission is free to walk to the windmills or you can take a ferry(€5each) to the 2 windmills of admission, but walking is much more recommendable. Hope this helps.
  • Cold and windy during our Nov visit but glad we went. Be sure to have a guided tour as one can miss a lot in understand how the Dutch struggled to control the sea from the land for centuries. We were lucky in that the manned windmill was put in operation during our visit. It takes over an hour to prep the tower so that the blades catch the wind just right. Too windy and they won't be unlocked.
  • Very nice scenery with it's many windmills. If your in the area or when visiting Rotterdam it's definitely worth a visit and a nice change from the busy city life. Tip: go with a bicycle.
  • wonderful views of windmills and nature...great to take visitors to but check the waterbus schedule
  • Un paysage de carte postale de la Hollande A landscape of postcard of Holland Eine Postkarte Landschaft von Holland