Netherlands
Kinderdijk

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  • Day33

    Kinderdijk Netherlands

    June 24 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Today started with a short sail before disembarking for a short ride to Kinderdijk famous for its iconic 18th-century windmills. Its water-management network features 19 mills and 3 pumping stations, plus dykes and reservoirs that control flooding in the polder (low-lying land). Waterways, footpaths and bike trails crisscross the area, leading to the main visitors centre where we got to go inside a preserved working windmill. This was our main stop today as we had about 50kms to ride by 3:30pm to where our boat was waiting to set sail again to reach our final destination for the night - Willemstad.Read more

  • Day5

    Kinderdijk und Dordrecht

    June 23 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Nachdem wir uns jetzt kurzfristig doch gegen die großen Städte Amsterdam und Rotterdam entschieden haben, fuhren wir heute morgen auf den Wohnmobilstellplatz nach Alblasserdam, wo wir ein schönes Plätzchen neben den Yachten ergattern konnten.
    Von hier aus ging es mit dem Fahrrad erst zu den Windmühlen nach Kinderdijk und dann in das älteste Städtchen Hollands, nach Dordrecht. Die Bilder sprechen für sich...
    Ach übrigens, das ist keine Pizza sondern Pfannkuchen 😋
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  • Day166

    Day 167: Mill Network at Kinderdijk

    July 31, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Last full day in the Netherlands, and of course it was time for the last World Heritage site on the mainland (there are two others, one in the North Sea and the other in the Caribbean). And this was the most famously "Dutch" of them all - the mill networks at the Kinderdijk.

    Located about 10 kilometres to the east of Rotterdam, they were quite easy to access via a ferry that departed just a few minutes walk from our hotel. So we wandered down fairly early and hopped on. Arrived at the dike area around 11:30 and set to exploring.

    It's actually a fairly small area, with about 20 windmills from the 1730s and 1740s sitting along a pair of canals. The accessible area is fairly small, since you can basically only walk up and down one bank of the canal, though it is quite long - probably a kilometre or more end-to-end.

    We walked down and took some photos and video, dodging the tour groups. Annoyingly, a large cruise ship (bloody Viking Cruises) had just put in, so the grey sea was out in full effect. One of the windmills was set up as a museum which was quite interesting to see - they were actually houses as well as working mills! This particular mill was at one point home to 15 people - mum, dad, and 13 children! Where they all slept was beyond me.

    The mills were for pumping water out of the nearby fields rather than milling grains, and when the wind picked up the sails made an enormous racket. Thump-thump-thump as the blades kept spinning. And if the waters were high and the winds strong, you had to just keep pumping - I have no idea how they managed to sleep with the racket of machinery and blades. Not a great life I guess.

    We walked from one end to the other, filming and photographing, and had a small lunch of hot dogs from a cart someone had set up. Slightly atypical meal! Continued wandering around but by 2pm or so we'd pretty much exhausted the site, so we jumped back on the ferry into town and headed up to our hotel room.

    I felt tired for some odd reason and had a small nap, while Shandos went out for another wander to check out the nearby shopping district. I did some video work once I woke up.

    In the evening we went out for a meal at a nearby Turkish restaurant, on the same eat street that we'd been to yesterday. This time we shared a mixed meat kebab skewer and a lamb/almond/chickpea stew - the latter was incredibly delicious! Good way to end our final day in the Netherlands!
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  • Day5

    Die Windmühlen von Kinderdijk

    September 14, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Amsterdam haben wir am heutigen Morgen den Rücken gekehrt und uns aufgemacht in Richtung Küste. Erste Station heute: die Windmühlen von Kinderdijk.
    Für Wohnmobilfahrer ist die Parksituation ein Graus.
    Der Ausblick auf die Mühlen über das Moor belohnt jedoch.

  • Day10

    Die Windmühlen von Kinderdijk

    August 15, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Heute haben wir mal einen größeren Ausflug gemacht und sind zu den bekannten Windmühlen in Kinderdijk gefahren. Die 19 noch gut erhaltenen Mühlen stammen aus dem 18. Jahrhundert und wurden von der UNESCO zum Weltkulturerbe ernannt. Ein wirklich schöner Anblick, allerdings auch sehr touristisch und viel los. Das Wetter hat gerade so gehalten. 😊Read more

  • Day16

    Kinderdijk Windmills

    May 10, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 52 °F

    I woke early to take photos on deck at sunrise. We ate breakfast then visited windmills at Kinderdijk. A Dutch guide named Ad was formerly engineer for US company. He was very knowledgeable about the mechanics and engineering of windmills. He explained old customs about millers communicating by the position in which they stopped their sails. He showed us the modern facility that uses hugh Archimedes screws to keep the polder dry. I tried to get a shot that resembles a picture my grandmother had hanging in her parlor. This was a fascinating tour.Read more

  • Day33

    Die Windmühlen von Kinderdijk

    March 4, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Am 4. März haben wir mit ESN einen Ausflug nach Kinderdijk und nach Delft gemacht. In Kinderdijk stehen 19 Windmühlen aus dem 18. Jahrhundert, die von UNESCO zum Weltkulturerbe erklärt wurden.
    Das Wetter war leider recht grau und nass, was dem ganzen Spektakel aber keinen Abbruch getan hat. Wir sind circa eine Stunde durch die Felder mit den berühmten Windmühlen gelaufen und hatten so genug Zeit sie anzuschauen.
    Während wir dort waren, wurden auf einem benachbarten Feld gerade Vögel geschossen. Warum auch nicht, gell?! Neben den Schüssen hat man auch eine Ziege meckern hören können, die neben einer der Mühlen angebunden war. Manche der Mühlen werden nämlich bewohnt, was ich ziemlich interessant finde. Das würde ich auch gern mal ausprobieren.
    Es war auf jeden Fall ein guter Start in den Tag und es hat sich definitiv gelohnt, so früh aufzustehen, um dahin zu fahren.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kinderdijk, کیندردیک, キンデルダイク, კინდერდეიკი, Kinderdeikas, Киндердейк, Кіндердайк, 金德代克, 小孩堤防

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