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Unique & Iconic Water Management
Much of Holland is below sea level, but yet it doesn't flood. Why? A visit to Kinderdijk gives you the extraordinary opportunity to visit a UNESCO World Heritage in Holland and answer the question for yourself.
During your visit you can see 19 windmills from the 18th century and even go inside one to see what it was like to live there.
Read More: Inside a Kinderdijk Windmill
Nowhere else in the world can you find the complete history of water management at a single location. The windmills and pumping stations drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard into the river Lek via the Elshout sluices. Subsequently, the river discharges the water into the sea.
There is a wealth of information on Kinderdijk's website. You can even play the Battle Below Sealevel Game to explore the timeline.
Our Second Visit
During our Avalon Waterways Rhine & Moselle river cruise, we stopped in Kinderdijk on our way to Amsterdam. We had visited before during our previous cruise to Holland during tulip time. This is a destination that can be visited multiple times and still leaving more to be explored.
Tip: Purchase a ticket for one or both of the Tourist Vessels
We have yet to do this - since we were part of an organized tour. We could have gone on our own and had time to do at least one of the boat rides. Learn More
Additional photos can be found on our Rhine & Moselle Shutterfly page:
Inside Kinderdijk Mill
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