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Early morning view of windmills in Kinderdijk; Xinhua

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Viking River Cruise to Kinderdijk and Village of Windmills; Sherry Laskin; Cruise Maven

Netherlands – Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

Almost every Viking River Cruise to or from Amsterdam includes a half-day visit to the tiny windmill village of Kinderdijk, Netherlands.

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A brief history of windmills a.k.a. molens; Mina Solanki; I Am Expat

Netherlands – Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

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Kinderdijk, Netherlands: A village of windmill homes; Diane Slawych; REM Online

Netherlands – Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

If there’s one building type that defines Holland more than any other, it’s the windmill. But for Peter Paul Klapwijk, the iconic Dutch structure functions as much more than a wind-generated water pump. It’s the place he and his family call home.

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What Are Those Famous Dutch Windmills Actually Used For? Mystery Solved; Wajeeha; Wonderful Engineering

Netherlands – Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

We all know that these huge windmills featuring lattice-shaped blades were not powering up the neighbourhood. But then, why were these wind farms used?

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Kinderdijk windmills a must-see on any trip to Holland; John Marshall; AP

Netherlands – Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

The windmills at Kinderdijk were built in the mid-1700s as a way to clear water from the low-lying landscape of the western Netherlands.

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What Are Those Picturesque Dutch Windmills Actually For?; Shaunacy Ferro; Mental Floss

What goes on inside a windmill?

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Snow sceneries in windmills town in Netherlands; Xinhua

Windmills are seen after snowfall in Kinderdijk, west of the Netherlands, January 16, 2013. The small town of Kinderdijk is known for its 19 well-preserved windmills which were built around 1740. Every year about 500,000 tourists visit Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

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