Kinderdijk   (Mills)

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Welcome to the Kinderdijk Mill Area. Kinderdijk is one of the cultural-historical objects that UNESCO placed on the World Heritage List in 1997. This means that the mill area is of international inportance and is registered as a protected area. The Kinderdijk-Elshout mill erea consists of a system of waterways. catch-water basins and mills that jointly drain the Alblasserwaard into the river Lek. Kinderdijk is a good example of the way in which water management is carefully organised in the low countries. The mills and waterways form a network that makes it possible to manage the water in the area. This began in a simple form in the Middle Ages already and developed further and further over the centuries. The area contains all kinds of elements from past times, such as dikes, catch-water basins, well-preserved mills, and their buildings and grounds. The open area,The open area, which is necessary to make good use of the wind, is largely original. The modern water manegement method, using electrical and diesel-driven pumping stations, can be seen here.

 

 

 
   
   

Mills 1 to 8. Round stone mills, built in 1738. Located around the catch-water basin of the Nederwaard. Conveying height: 1.4 metres . Mill no 2 is open to visitors. - Mills 9 to 16. Octagonal thatched mills. Built in 1740. Located atound the catch-water basin of the Overwaard. Conveying height 1.4 metres . - Mill 17. The High Mill of the Nieuw-Lekkerland polder. Octagonal thatched mill. Built in 1740. Located at Boezemkade. Intended for draining the Nieuw-Lekkerland polder. - Mill 18. The Small or Low Mill of the Nieuw-Lekkerland polder. Octagonal thatched mill. Built in 1761. - Mill 19. The Blokweerse Mill. Hollow-post water mill,

 

 
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
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  Onderstaande foto's zijn genomen 1 september 2008 tussen 19.45 uur en 22.15 uur. In de eerste week van september zijn de molens in Kinderdijk namelijk 's-avonds verlicht  
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
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