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Information regarding the Windmill Area around Rotterdam

by richjudybradford

What is best way to get to this Windmill Area from downtown Rotterdam? Can you give us "hints" regarding the visit?

Re: Information regarding the Windmill Area around Rotterdam

by Pijlmans


This is the website of the windmill area, called Kinderdijk: http://www.kinderdijk.com/

For public transport, see http://journeyplanner.9292.nl/

Use Nederwaard 1, Kinderdijk as the destination address in the on-line planner.


Re: Information regarding the Windmill Area around Rotterdam


Indeed, it's Kinderdijk, a village near Rotterdam.
You could go by boat, which is a nice trip. I've got all the information here:

Also check out the Kinderdijk forum and travelguide:


Have fun!

Re: Information regarding the Windmill Area around Rotterdam

by eenelfje

You can also go to Schiedam. In Schiedam they actually have the largest windmills of Holland in the middle of the city. One of them you can go in and climb to the top from inside and somebody will explain everything to you.

You can easy get to the windmill from Rotterdam city centre by tram. Its just 20 min by tram.

Re: Information regarding the Windmill Area around Rotterdam

by Surjit

Yes she's right. Schiedam is a really good idea. The 5 largest windmills of NL are here and they are big!! One of them has been converted into a museum so you get then entire history of that area. On your way to the windmills be sure to check out the chocolate factory and the Jenever (Gin) museum where you can get nice and tipsy and also buy some yummy pinewood flavoured sweets.

Travel Tips for Rotterdam

Few words in Dutch

by ealgisi

Below few words that you can use while traveling in Holland:

good morning = goedemorgen
good afternoon = goedemiddag
good evening = goedenavond
see you = tot ziens
see you soon = tot gauw
yes = ja
no = nee
maybe = misschien
are you sure? (of it) = ben je daar zeker van?
of course! = natuurlijk!
thank you (formal) = dank U wel
thank you (informal) = dank je wel
thanks (casual) = bedankt
please (polite) - also: here you are = alstublieft
Mr. and Sir = meneer (mijnheer)
Mrs. and Ma'am = mevrouw
Miss = juffrouw
have fun = veel plezier
happy dreams = welterusten
bless you = gezondheid!
have a nice meal = eet smakelijk!
coffee = koffie
tea = thee
milk = melk
whipped cream = slagroom
sugar = suiker
coffee with milk = koffie verkeerd
bred = brood
cheese sandwich = broodje kaas
ham sandwich = broodje ham
french fries = friet
sea = zee
beach = strand
lake = meer
bicycle = fiets
train = trein
airplane = vliegtuig
bus = bus
auto = auto
departure = vertrek
arrival = aankomst
bedroom = slaapkamer
bed = bed
pillow = kussen
blanket = deken
bath = bad
bathroom = badkamer
towel = handdoek
very good (food) = erg lekker

Help with accommodation

by claire.c

Use-It (www.use-it.nl) were really brilliant. They have a small building next to Central Station and provide cut-price accommodation for last minute bookings (including some 4* places at really big discounts). They are friendly and helpful, with free lockers and internet access and lots of useful advice.

Visit Schiedam (at 5 miles):...

by MammaBear

Visit Schiedam (at 5 miles): city of Canals, Windmills, historical buildings, houseboats, nice restaurants and a boulevard on the river Rhine. Theaters, restaurants, the waterfront, the harbours, the good public transportation, the shops, the pubs.


by RubenE

Like the rest of the Netherlands, Rotterdam was preoccupied in 1945 with postwar reconstruction. Following the ideas of modern twon planning, the four functions of the city - living, working, traffic and recreation - were assigned to seperate urban zones. New residential districs sprang up around the margins of the city (e.g. Kleinpolder, Pendrecht, Lombardijen, Alexanderpolder and Ommoord). Old villages in the vicinity, such as Hoogvliet and Capelle aan den IJssel, were simultaneously transformed into large-scale housing developments to accommodate Rotterdam inhabitants moving to the periphery. A point of departure for the design of the new residential areas was an idea which had just arrived from across the Atlantic: the Neighbourhood Concept. Instead of the massive and confused big city, the residents were now quartered in well-defined, orderly districs, each with its own center replete with shops, community spaces and medical facilities. The Neighbourhood Conceptfound its interpretation in the stempel (literally, a 'stamp') or repeating pattern. The stempel consisted of residental blocks of various sizes, intended for different population groups. The blocks, both low-rise and multi-story, were arranged around a communal garden. Each residental area developed its final layout through repetition of the stempel .

Rotterdam's 5th Ave.

by Nathalie_B

If it has skyscrapers it must have 5th Avenue. People of Rotterdam like to give nicknames to their streets and buildings, therefore Lijnbaan shopping street is called 5th Avenue. First opened in 1953 it was the only car-free shopping street in Europe.


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