May 2011

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Kinderdijk is a small village between Rotterdam and Dordrecht, notable for its collection of 19 windmills dating from the 16th century. Built around 1740, to drain the polder, this is the largest concentration of old windmills anywhere in the Netherlands and one of the country's best-known tourist sites. Kinderdijk has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

First view of Kinderdijk when walking in from Alblasserdam


Water Lilies
in a Canal

by Luc Souren

This Windmill
can be visited

The 'classic' view of
mills lining the canal