Admiring the amazing windmills at Kinderdijk

Admiring the amazing windmills at Kinderdijk

    When our plans to visit the Netherlands were coming together, I knew I had only 2 places I wanted to visit/see. First are their tulips (click to see my blog post on our visit to Keukenhof) and next are their windmills. I guess, it’s because that’s the only thing I knew about “Holland” or what we now call as the Netherlands.

    Contrary to most tourists, we stayed at Papendrecht as our trip was part of hubby’s business trip. Looking for the nearest windmills I could find around the Netherlands that’s near where we’re staying, I found Kinderdijk and it’s just 30+ minutes away! I was so excited!

    One our way there, the cashless machine on the bus we ride wasn’t working, the bus driver said, we can just ride for free. We felt so lucky! I can’t remember what happened but on our way there, when we saw a glimpse of the windmills, we decided to alight already. Despite not seeing the entrance of Kinderdijk yet, we followed the windmills like the Northern Star. We align on a residential area where there’s a small road that leads to some farm houses.

    We passed by manicured tall grasses on one side and flat land of grass on the other, wild flowers, a cheese shop, and farm animals. It was surreal being there and just admiring nature. It was a great day that day as the sun was up but the wind was still a bit chilly. Just the right weather for a great walk.

    Then we arrived and came close to our first windmill. Then walked more to see another, and another, and another. And as you know, find a great instagrammable spot to take photos. haha… We stumbled a lot of bikers, some who really dressed up like bikers and some you know are just doing it for leisure. We also saw the waterbus with tourists.

    It was after we’ve done all our photos that we realised we still haven’t found the entrance to the Kinderdijk. Now, looking through GoogleMaps, we found out that we’re just a couple of minutes walk away from the main building.

    When we arrived, there was a food stall outside selling sweet snacks (stroopwafels, cupcakes, waffles, etc). Inside the Museum itself are museum stuff. If you’re not new here, you know that we aren’t museum lovers. And if you’re new, now you know….haha..

    After a quick rest from all the walking, we headed to our next destination….Rotterdam! It was King’s day that day and we’ve heard a lot of great stuff about how they celebrate so we want to join the fun.

    I’ll be writing soon about our trip to Rotterdam, so keep in touch!

    Write in the comments if you’ve noticed something we forgot when we visited Kinderdijk! Shhh!

    Take it easy guys!

    When our plans to visit the Netherlands were coming together, I knew I had only 2 places I wanted to visit/see. First are their tulips (click to see my blog post on our visit to Keukenhof) and next are their windmills. I guess, it’s because that’s the only thing I knew about “Holland” or what…

    5 Comments

    1. Admiring the amazing windmills at Kinderdijk is a must! These historic structures showcase Dutch ingenuity and beauty. A perfect spot for a picturesque and educational visit.

    2. Wow, reading your blog post about Kinderdijk and those stunning windmills truly took me on a journey! Your vivid descriptions and beautiful photos transported me there instantly. Thank you for sharing such a delightful piece of your adventure. It’s clear you have a real talent for capturing the essence of a place. Can’t wait to hear more about your travels!

    3. Netherlands is one dreamy place I always wanted to visit. Loved your walk through experience in a day. Can you please share which season is best to witness the call weather and dreamy sunset views?

    4. Windmills have such an aura of romance around them, that I find them truly mesmerizing. I love these small towns of Europe that have vintage old-world charm. kinderdijk seems to be in that classic mould. Must have been an unforgettable experience.

    5. Standing tall against the horizon, windmills evoke awe with their graceful motion and eco-friendly energy generation. Admiring these marvels of engineering, we witness nature and technology harmoniously coexist, symbolizing progress and sustainability.

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