December 17, 2015

Windmills of Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Photograph by Frans Lemmens, Alamy Stock Photo

Visitors to the windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Netherlands, can get a look at how the area’s residents managed floodwater in the 18th century. The 19 windmills, built around 1740, are now designated as national monuments. The frozen river is open for ice-skating during the winter.

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