Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Nieuw-Lekkerland, in the province South Holland, about 15 km east of Rotterdam. Kinderdijk is situated in a polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands.
The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best known Dutch tourist sites. They have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. One of the windmills is open to the public and is operational. During the second full week of September the windmills are lit up at night, called “mills in floodlight”. This event attracts many visitors from all round the world.
Things to See & Do
* Canal boat tour
* Horse and carriage tours
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31
Travel Links – Kinderdijk can be accessed by bus and train from Rotterdam.