Kinderdijk the UNESCO World Heritage SiteKeen to discover more about the ancient windmill based water management system in the Netherlands? Do drop by the world famous and well preserved site at Kinderdijk.
The windmills of Kinderdijk has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. With 19 windmills, Kinderdijk has the largest concentration of of old windmills in the Netherlands. This windmill based water management system was built around 1740 with the main function of draining excess water from the area.
Unknown to many, windmill actually serves more 1 purpose. It is also a shelter and communication channel in the days before the availability of modern telecommunications. How the windmill windmills' blades are positioned indicate different meanings i.e. mills were working or offline. A breath taking view from the window pane of one of the windmill.
Windmills are framed by tall grass.
You may access to Kinderdijk via waterbus at Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam (direction Dordrecht Merwekade). Transfer at De Schans, Ridderkerk, another 5 minutes boat ride directly to town area with a fee of €1.5 per trip. Lastly a 6 minutes walk by foot to the main entrance of Kinderdijk village.