Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Molenwaard, in the province South Holland, about 15 km (9 miles) east of Rotterdam. Kinderdijk is situated in a polder in the Alblasserwaard at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers.

Photos and Videos of Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

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Bilder und Videos von Kinderdijk, Niederlande

Nederlandse Vlaggen in een Straat in Kinderdijk, Nederland

Dutch Flags in a Street in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

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To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best-known Dutch tourist sites. They have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

Fotos y Videos de Kinderdijk, Holanda

Kinderdijk und die Windmühlen in den Niederlanden

Kinderdijk and the Windmills in the Netherlands

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Photos et Vidéos de Kinderdijk, Pays-Bas

Houses in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands

Houses in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands

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荷兰小孩堤防的照片和视频

Streetview Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Streetview Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

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कंडरडिजक, नीदरलैंड के फोटो और वीडियो

Witte Huizen in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

White Houses in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

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The name Kinderdijk is Dutch for “Children dike”. During the Saint Elizabeth flood of 1421, the Grote Hollandse Waard flooded, but the Alblasserwaard polder stayed unflooded. It is said that when the terrible storm had subsided, someone went to the dike between these two areas to see what could be saved. In the distance he saw a wooden cradle floating on the water. As it came nearer, some movement was detected. A cat was seen in the cradle trying to keep it in balance by jumping back and forth so that no water could get into it. As the cradle eventually came close enough to the dike for a bystander to pick up the cradle, he saw that a baby was quietly sleeping inside it, nice and dry. The cat had kept the cradle balanced and afloat. This folktale and legend has been published as “The Cat and the Cradle” in English.

الصور ومقاطع الفيديو من كيندرديجك، هولندا

Speeltuin 't Balkengat in Kinderdijk, Nederland

Playground ‘t Balkengat’ in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

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Фотографии и видео Киндердейк, Нидерланды

Stary Budynek w Kinderdijk, Holandia

Old Building in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands

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Foto’s en Video’s van Kinderdijk, Nederland

Huizen langs de Dijk in Kinderdijk, Nederland

Houses along the Dike in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands

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Foto e Video di Kinderdijk, Paesi Bassi

Kinderdijk Village in the Netherlands

Kinderdijk Village in the Netherlands

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Zdjęcia i Filmy z Kinderdijk, Holandia

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