Kinderdijk Windmills, The Netherlands After leaving the actual Rhine River, we cruised along what’s called the Rhine / Amsterdam Canal until we reached our destination. The “suburbs” of Amsterdam has lower density single family and multi-family homes and offices with contemporary architecture.
The Kinderdijk Windmills, a UNESCO World Heritage site was our last off-boat tour, giving us a perspective on how the Dutch live on dry land 7 meters below sea level. The country’s innovative and intricate pumping system keeps the ever-rising seawater from flooding the land, even during the spring tide. Kinderdijk is a collection of 19 authentic windmills, most of which are being converted to the more modern mechanism, but many still maintain the original systems. For more information on the Kinderkijk Windmills, visit: Kinderdijk Windmills