Windmills in Kinderdeyke. Attractions in Netherlands
Holland is famous for its own Windmills. Another 100 years ago, their country numbered more than 10 thousand. On the mills not only Molty grain, but also saw timber, with their help supported water supply, because a significant part of the territory of Holland is below sea level.
Today in the Netherlands more than a thousand mills, the most interesting are located near Villages Kinderdeyk (Kinderdijk). 19 mills were built here in 1740. They are well preserved to this day. The village of Kinderdiek is located in Alblasserwaard between the rivers of Lek and Commerce, approximately 25 km from Rotterdam.
Mills merge water from Polders Alblasserwaard – which are below sea level – after which water falls into the river Lek (Rhine). They are located in two rows opposite each other. On the one hand, round windmills of bricks pumped out water from the underscard (Nederwaard). And on the opposite side of the mill in the form of an octogenic, overward (overwaard) from flooding.
In 1997, the mills in Kinderdieke were listed in UNESCO World Heritage List.
In most mills in Kinderdieka still live people.
All mills work on Saturdays in July and August. One of the mills is open to visitors from April to the end of October, daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. In winter (November – March), windmill open every weekend from 11 am to 4 pm if the weather is allowed.