Located ten mile from Rotterdam, Kinderdijk is a small village featuring nineteen windmills dating to the 1500s. The windmills are very close the to dock site and can be reached by a 10 minute walk.The area was designated as a UNESCO site in 1997. It illustrates all the typical features associated with the construction of hydraulic works for land drainage such as dykes, reservoirs, and pumping stations as well as windmills. The work here began in the Middle Ages and has continued to the present day without interruption.
The guided tour includes a visit inside a working windmill to see how a miller and his family lived.
You can climb up three stories and see bedrooms as well as work spaces including a kitchen.
The resident miller demonstrates how the windmill is put into action.
The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. Truly a great half day excursion!