Where in Holland is Kinderdijk?

Where in Holland is Kinderdijk?

Kinderdijk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌkɪndərˈdɛi̯k]) is a village in the municipality of Molenlanden, in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located about 15 km (9 miles) east of Rotterdam. Kinderdijk is situated in the Alblasserwaard polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers.

How many years have the Kinderdijk windmills been around?

History of Kinderdijk Nineteen beautiful windmills, built around 1740, stand here as part of a larger water management system to prevent floods. Today, they symbolise Dutch water management, and in 1997 they were declared to be UNESCO World Heritage.

Do you need tickets for Kinderdijk?

We do recommend you to purchase your tickets online on our website or in the app: Kinderdijk UNESCO Official. Without an entry ticket it is not possible to visit Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage .

Can I visit Kinderdijk without ticket?

How tall are the windmills at Kinderdijk?

The windmills of Schiedam are over 130 feet (40 m) high and played a major role in gin production. When it comes to beauty, the 19 polder draining windmills of the Kinderdijk win first prize. Kinderdijk is a UNESCO site and a masterpiece of water management in a typical Dutch landscape.

How big are the windmills at Kinderdijk?

800 acres
Windmills at Kinderdijk

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Area 322 ha (800 acres)
Website kinderdijk.com
Coordinates 51°52′57″N 4°38′58″ECoordinates: 51°52′57″N 4°38′58″E
Location of Windmills at Kinderdijk in South Holland Show map of South Holland Show map of Netherlands Show all

What do the Kinderdijk windmills do?

The windmills of Kinderdijk were built to keep the low-lying lands of the Alblasserwaard dry. Facing each other, they form an iconic Dutch scene. You can also admire many waterways, dikes, mills and sluices and discover how the Dutch have been using water to their benefit for over 1000 years.

Why were the windmills at Kinderdijk built?