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    Kinderdijk

    by sim1 Written Dec 8, 2002

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    Last but not least I want to tell you about this event : mills in floodlight :
    During the 2nd complete week of september the Kinderdijk windmills are lighted at night, which is called mills in floodlight.

    I wish I could have seen that, I would have loved it! But I didn't know about this event before, so I didn't get a chance to go. But if you are here in September please keep this tip in mind. And when you do go... can you tell me how it was? I would love to know!

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    So many windmill close together!

    by sim1 Updated Dec 8, 2002

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    Nowhere around the world you can find a place like Kinderdijk. Kinderdijk is the only place in the world where you can find so many windmills concentrated on such a short area. This is one of the reason why Kinderdijk has been added tot the UNESCO world heritage list.

    The Kinderdijk milling complex consists of 8 stone brick windmills of the waterboard Nederwaard which were built in 1738, 8 thatched windmills of the waterboard Overwaard built in 1740, 2 stone windmills of the polder Nieuw-Lekkerland built in 1760 and 1 windmill of the polder Blokweer which was built in 1521 and burned down in 1997. Since that day the windmill has been restaured and has been operational since the spring of 2000.

    Kinderdijk is the final station of the water of the Alblasserwaard, an area that is approximately 10 by 20 miles wide, before the river Lek takes it to the sea. And even today we still need to dispose the water which comes from rain, but since the 1950's the function of the windmills has been taken over by the pumping station which is one of the largest in the world.

    However in case of emergency the windmills still can be used and have been operational up to the Second World War.

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    Kinderdijk

    by sim1 Updated Dec 8, 2002

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    Kinderdijk is located 60 miles south of Amsterdam. Here nineteen glorious masterpieces, all dating from 1740, compete for the visitors’ attention. Kinderdijk is one of the best known sights of Holland and together with the Zaanse Schans, Kinderdijk is probably one of the best known examples of the typical Dutch landscape. Images of this unique windmill landscape are featured in every photo book on Holland. In 1997, the Kinderdijk mills were placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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    Visitor info board

    by mvtouring Written Jul 10, 2009

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    As you enter the heritage site, there is a huge info board telling you where to go and showing a map of the area

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    Caught 8

    by mvtouring Written Jul 10, 2009

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    With this shot I managed to get 8 windmills in my lens. Went totally crazy this day, not even sure how many photo's I took.

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    19 Windmills

    by mvtouring Written Jul 10, 2009

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    Every year thousands of tourists flock here to see the 19 windmills that keep dry the low land where the rivers meet. It is a wonderful place to come for a photo shoot.

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    Visitor windmill - upstair room

    by mvtouring Written Jul 10, 2009

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    In this room they showed a video of the mother and her three daughters saying their prayers before getting into bed. Slept like sardines.

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    Boat trip to see the 19 windmills in Kinderdijk

    by carmena Updated Mar 27, 2009

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    Kinderdijk is a village 16 km east from Rotterdam. There are 19 windmills in close proximity to each other. Unesco added the Kinderdijk Windmills to its World Heritage list in 1997.

    Related to:
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    The windmills

    by SailorRoar Written Apr 2, 2008

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    A few of the windmills

    The windmills at Kinderdjik, a spectacular site. The windmills are used to pump water in and out of the dikes.

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    Full size

    by sim1 Updated Jan 31, 2005

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    I think the windmills are so beautiful, and due to the great weather these photos are postcard perfect. I was so lucky on this day!

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  • Kinderdijk Visitor's Windmill

    by zulx Written May 20, 2003

    The Visitor's windmill of Kinderdijk. At €2.50 pp and €0.45 for under 16's. Get to see how people those days live inside windmills.

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  • Ahoy Aboard

    by zulx Written May 20, 2003

    Take the boat trip and cruise down the 19 windmills. Totally packed when the tickets start selling. Cost per head: €2.50, but its defnitely worthwhile for this 30mins ride.

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    Slightly different

    by sim1 Updated Jan 28, 2003

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    They are all windmills, but they are all slightly different. And that was so nice to see! I could picture myself living in one of these windmills, so picturesque!

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    Such a beautiful day

    by sim1 Updated Jan 28, 2003

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    It was such a beautiful day on my visit to the 'Kinderdijk', the water was calm, and the image of the windmills reflecting in the water. I just couldn't get enough of it!

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