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Kinderdijk Travel guide
Kinderdijk : Michelin's recommendations
Kinderdijk means the "child's dyke". It is said that, at the time of the Great Flood of St Elizabeth in 1421, the sea deposited on the dyke a cradle containing a crying infant and a cat. On the way out of the village, a gap between the houses to the right gives you a pretty view over fifteen or so windmills which are spread across the plain.
Tourist attractions Kinderdijk : Things to see and do
Nederwaard 5 NL - 2961 Kinderdijk
Among the canalside meadows and reeds stand 19 windmills over a 2km stretch, made famous by their number, size and the beauty of the marshy plain. Bearing witness to the never-ending battle against the rising water, they have since 1997 been on Unesc..
NL - 2961 Kinderdijk
When leaving Nieuw-Lekkerland, you will see below the dyke on your right large farmhouses often in the shape of a T, covered in thatch and with a haystack protected by a small roof. Orchards surround the farmhouses.