Kinderdijk (NL)

Kinderdijk, Alblasserwaard, The Netherlands

Kinderdijk is a village in the Alblasserwaard polder of the Netherlands.

It's a popular, yet authentic, tourist destination for its large network of windmills. These received recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

The best way to see the windmills is on foot or by bicycle.

The Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. In total, there are 19 windmills that were built in 1740 to drain the Albasserwaard.

The mills are not always in operation; this depends on the weather.

The Kinderdijk site, being a part of the general landscape, is free to visit.

Cycling is a popular activity in Kinderdijk. You can take a ride along the windmills, or in the wider area.
It is even possible to cycle all the way to here from Rotterdam!

By bike you can easily combine a visit to Kinderdijk with other tourist attractions, such as Schoonhoven, the fortress town of Nieuwpoort and the Streekcentrum Ooievaarsdorp Het Liesvelt.


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