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"Quintessential Dutch Heritage"

Kinderdijk is a charming Dutch village in the Alblasserwaard polder that is best known for its cluster of 18th-century windmills, the largest collection of this kind in the Netherlands. These 19 windmills were built between 1738-1740 when it became apparent that steps would have to be taken to manage water levels in the Alblasserwaard polder to keep it from flooding. These windmills were used to pump water out of the polder, working together as a cohesive system that bears testament to the ingenious water management of the Dutch. Few things are as emblematic of the Dutch heritage as the windmill, which is why it is not surprising that the Windmills of Kinderdijk are recognized as a World Heritage Site. Amid the rural landscape of Alblasserwaard, these charming, historic windmills attract numerous visitors each year, drawn to the picturesque sight of their soaring sails against the fields and open sky.
Molenkade Nederwaard 1, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands, 2961 AS
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"Quintessential Dutch Heritage"
Kinderdijk is a charming Dutch village in the Alblasserwaard polder that is best known for its cluster of 18th-century windmills, the largest collection of this kind in the Netherlands. These 19 windmills were built between 1738-1740 when it became apparent that steps would have to be taken to manage water levels in the Alblasserwaard polder to keep it from flooding. These windmills were used to pump water out of the polder, working together as a cohesive system that bears testament to the ingenious water management of the Dutch. Few things are as emblematic of the Dutch heritage as the windmill, which is why it is not surprising that the Windmills of Kinderdijk are recognized as a World Heritage Site. Amid the rural landscape of Alblasserwaard, these charming, historic windmills attract numerous visitors each year, drawn to the picturesque sight of their soaring sails against the fields and open sky.
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