Weekly Postcard: Kinderdijk mills.

Weekly Postcard / Photo Friday: a weekly post with a picture that I love, of a place that is worth highlighting.

Weekly Postcard: One of the mills of Kinderdijk, with a proud Dutch flag waving in front of it.

The mill network of Kinderdijk. One of the few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in The Netherlands. The mills were constructed in the Middle Ages for drainage of the land used for agriculture and settlement. It is a symbol of the ongoing struggle of the Dutch against the water (inhabiting a country below sea level takes a certain degree of crazy and technology).

How to get there

Kinderdijk is a village near Rotterdam. You can either take the bus or (in summer) the water taxi from Rotterdam.

What to do

You basically just walk around. It’s free. It takes a few hours if, like me, you stop everywhere to take photos. If the weather is nice it’s a beautiful stroll along the water. You can rent a bike and cycle as well. There is a museum inside one of the mills you can visit, that does require and entrance fee (8 EUR if you book online) though.

– Irina

No rights can be derived from this post. I did my utmost best to ensure that prices and times are correct, yet errors happen and prices change.


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