19 windmills of Kinderdijk

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UNICEF World Heritage Site

Flag of Netherlands  , Zuid-Holland,
Saturday, October 26, 2013

Oct 26, Sat: KINDERDIJK is a village located at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers in the Netherlands with of a large network of windmills to control flooding.  In the 13th century, large canals were dug to get rid of the excess water in the "polders."  "Polders is a piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes, esp. in the Netherlands." After a few centuries, they built the series of windmills to control the water levels.
 
Map of Kinderdijk
 
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 Oct 26, Sat: After lunch, we had a walking and boat tour of Kinderedijk with some free time to visit the shop and/or museum at the entrance area.  There are 19 windmills built around 1740, and nowhere else will one see more windmills in one place.  It became a UNICEF World Heritage Site in 1997.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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