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Marvel at the 19 stunning mills
Kinderdijk is popular for one reason, and that’s its 19 gorgeous windmills. Strewn across the canalside, these stunning visions of waterway engineering are a marvel and joined the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Although most are no longer functioning, 15 of the 19 are still inhabited to this day. Built in the early 18th-century, the windmills provided water cleansing which in turn prevented nearby cities and villages from simply sinking away.
Whilst here explore one of the still-operating windmills to learn more about how these icons of Holland helped preserve the cities and towns around the country.
Explore the windmills by bike
Everyone knows that Holland is best explored on two wheels and Kinderdijk is no different. Head into the centre of the village and you’ll easily spot somewhere to rent a bike. Hire your wheels and make your way around the gem of Kinderdijk.
Head back to Rotterdam
For those who still have the city sites in mind, Rotterdam is only a short distance back upstream from Kinderdijk. Whether you’ve seen the windmills before or had too much on your schedule for Rotterdam, a trip back to the big city is easy from this small village.