Historic Windmills in Kinderdijk, Netherlands - Encircle Photos

1 Historic Windmills in Kinderdijk, Netherlands

The windmill is the quintessential symbol of the Netherlands. In 1850, over 10,000 molens (mills) harnessed the wind to help drain lowlands across the country. Today, less than 10% remain standing while over 2,500 wind turbines generate electricity. The largest collection of mid-18th century windmills are in Kinderdijk, a village ten miles from Rotterdam. This picturesque and historic experience is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see when visiting the Netherlands.


Molenkade Nederwaard 1, 2961 AS Kinderdijk, Netherlands


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