2014-07-17

Windmills of Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Kinderdijk - is located in Middenwaard municipality, Alblasserwaard, Netherlands, 15 km east of Rotterdam. It is situated below the lowest sea level in the Netherlands, With a special geographical position, Kinderdijk is a strip of land reclaimed from the sea at the confluence of the Noord and Lek rivers and forming much beautiful scenery, Kinderdijk was recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage in 1997. It is called the windmill village because the large windmill system was established starting in 1740.

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Windmills of Kinderdijk


The Kinderdijk Windmills system was established in 1740 with the purpose of pumping water to the river,to prevent flooding in the past. They were primarily used for agricultural purposes. These Windmills of Kinderdijk are made of stone, wood, and brick, some restored and some remain original. Windmills all have their own names and their blades are on average 27-28 meters long. Kinderdijk has the oldest and most windmills. This village is also beautiful and poetic, with lush green lawns and flowers that remind you of the peaceful, sweet countryside.

Kinderdijk Windmills

Kinderdijk windmills are not only a symbol of the area, but they also have a special meaning. According to locals, the windmill's blades should be tilted to one side to represent joy and happiness. The opposite is true for the four propellers, which are tilted to their left. This represents bad news for the small village.

Windmills of Kinderdijk are the symbol of Kinderdijk, a charming little village. They also represent the beauty and joy of life. Because windmills are closely linked to the lives of villagers.

Kinderdijk village with windmills has long become a symbol of the beautiful and peaceful Netherlands . Kinderdijk iscalledthe windmill village, because this is the place where the Kinderdijk Windmills have the most historical value in the Netherlands.

First Photo credit Martien Uiterweerd
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Photo credit Bart Hardorff
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Rotterdam Windmills
Photo credit Bart Hardorff
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Photo credit егік етi ѕмiт
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Kinderdijk Netherlands Windmills
Photo credit Karin Hardorff- Tebes
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Kinderdijk Windmill
Photo credit Karin Hardorff- Tebes
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Windmills at Kinderdijk
Photo credit W. Driesse
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Windmills of Kinderdijk
Photo credit pieter musterd
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Windmills in Rotterdam
Photo credit Robert Huberts
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Photo credit Robert Huberts
Windmills of Kinderdijk — Video

Windmills at Kinderdijk Google Map

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Photo credit Robert Huberts

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