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“Scenic and peaceful”

UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Small Group Tour to UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and The Hague including...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage site is a unique icon of Dutch water management and control. All the phases of the history of our struggle against water are still visible here. The unique collection of 19 mills in an authentic Dutch landscape is an eye catcher. Museum windmill Nederwaard shows how families lived and worked in our mills around 1900. And in Museum windmill Blokweer you can experience working as a miller. View our multi-screen film in the Visitors Centre, located in the former steam-driven pumping station. Get on board of our electric vessel, the Prince Friso, and view Kinderdijk from the water. Feel the wind, smell the water and listen to the sound of the windmills. The Kinderdijk World Heritage site is open almost the entire year!
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The 19 mills at Kinderdijk were built to pump water and prevent flooding. Families lived inside these windmills. At Kinderdijk you can see an informative program in the visitor center, walk or bike along the canals, and explore the inside of the mills. It's very low-key, scenic, and sedate.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This stop offers an excellent opportunity to stroll the Dutch country side forgoing the harsh crowded scene that is Amsterdam. Historic mills that are impressive and still in operation to this day. I would recommend comfortable shoes and an umbrella just in case. All ages should find something of interest, a tad sedate maybe, but interesting.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Amazing place to visit so peaceful and a bit of history thrown in. Really informative people at the museum and on the boat ferrying people around. It is amazing how all the mills are occupied and still worked by the people who stay in them and it was lovely to go in and see the history of the mill. Even our young children enjoyed this trip.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We visited with the Grand Circle river cruise. It was a well planned tour with a local guide and a ride in a tour boat to get to the windmills. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day which did hinder our enjoyment of the beautiful scenery. The setting is beautiful. It would be wonderful to take a leisurely walk through the area. We went into one of the windmills to see how the family, who have operated that windmill for generations, lives. Interesting in every way, the kitchen so tiny, the bed enclosed on 3 sides, the bedrooms spread through three stories. The rain made it difficult to understand the mechanics of the mill. The windmills are part of the flood control system in the Netherlands. We were all soaking wet when we completed the tour. But most of us were very happy we had an opportunity to see the windmills. I would go back to spent more time if ever in the The Netherlands again.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I'm in love with this place, it's really beatiful, nature and tranquillity, you can visit an old windmill looking how the people was leaving inside and how it works. You can rent a bike and ride the area to look and shoot pics to this lovely place.

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