On the UNESCO World Heritage List is big and impressive. And even a small country as Holland is represented! The Windmills of Kinderdijk are a unique piece of history and therefore they are on the list. This is what the Kinderdijk organisation writes on their website about the windmills:
“The gorgeous windmills of Kinderdijk are part of a unique phenomenon. Nowhere else in the world can you find the complete history of water management at a single location. The windmills and pumping stations drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard into the river Lek via the Elshout sluices. Subsequently, the river discharges the water into the sea.” (Source: website of Kinderdijk). My brother and I visited Kinderdijk a little while ago on a beautiful early summer’s day and we made some great photos I share with you here on the blog.
You can visit the windmills in Kinderdijk in all seasons of the year, except for a period in January and February.
These are the exact opening hours:
12 March – 30 October 2016
Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 17.30 hours
31 October – 30 December 2016
Monday – Sunday 11.00-16.00 hours
31 December 2016 – 10 February 2017
Closed for maintenance
During closing times you can always walk along the windmills and see them from up close.
Ticket price is 7,50 euro per person and can be ordered online to avoid waiting.
Kinderdijk is close to Rotterdam, Krimpen aan de Lek en Alblasserdam. Here you can find car or public transport directions via Google Maps.
If you’d like to combine Kinderdijk with a great walk, hike or cycling route, click here for a nice route.
Note: I have not been asked, payed or invited to write about Kinderdijk Windmills. We payed the ticket price ourselves in full and my opinion is honest. All photos are mine and taken with a Canon EOS M3 camera.