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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

Card # 56 Another WH-UNESCO postcard from postcrossing, Marleen

Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Nieuw-Lekkerland, in the province South Holland, about 15 km east of Rotterdam.

Kinderdijk is situated in a polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands.

The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best known Dutch tourist sites. They were placed on the list of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Read more

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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