Old Windmills in KINDERDIJK

Just like Santa Claus in the December, husband is also coming to town ho ho ho 🙂

We have planned to spend the year end together in Europe since a few months back. He bought the return ticket to Amsterdam, managed to prepare the Schengen visa with the busy work in between. The plan itself was so exciting. Starting from visiting few of Spain’s and Portugal’s attractive places and cities, fly to UK to have a great experience Hogmanay in Edinburgh, and ends up with watching beautiful new year’s firework at London’s Eye. However, the plan was just a plan.

On the early of November, my mom got ill. It forced me to flew back home and stayed there for a month. She wasn’t isn’t getting better even until this article is posted. Almost two months now, she is lying on the bed in the ICU room suffered with her illness. I was planned to go to Greece and prepare the UK visa in November. In fact, I was gave up with Greece trip (lost €150 for the tickets), and not having time anymore to prepare the UK visa. Nothing to regret actually. Being by my mother’s side in her critical condition is my priority.

On the Dec 23rd, my husband arrived in Netherlands. I do not have much desire to travel. Thesis is haunting me. Ergo, we’re not going anywhere but stayed in The Netherlands. To be honest, many top lists places in this country are not yet to be visited. Kinderdijk is one of it.

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Kinderdijk is a village on the 15 km east of Rotterdam and have been listing as one of UNESCO World heritage site since 1997. The old 19 windmills which was functioning to drain the polder back in the old days which made it attractive. Being there for a few hours made me more into Holland. Understanding the work system of windmills, water in polder, and the coastal defence is always fascinates me. The nature made them stronger for the knowledge and technology. The Kinderdijk itself is 7 m below mean sea level. You can imagine how powerful these windmills to drain the water to keep the land unflooded.

There are some attractions in here like two museums and canal hoppers. However, we’ve tried nothing. We were just walking the path and got many spot to take a pictures. Note that the walking path is also easily accessible by bicycle. It is open all year, but the museum is closed on public holiday. The entrance fee for museum is around €7.50, and the canal hopper is €5.0.

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Since I was departed from Delft, this is the route that I took.

  1. Train from Delft to Station Rotterdam Lombardijen (approx. 27 min)
  2. Bus (operated by Arriva) No.90, 93 from Station Rotterdam Lombardijen to Molenkade, Kinderdijk (direction to Utrecht Centraal Station) (approx.35-40 min)

See you in another windmills trip, fellas!

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