Windmills Kinderdijk at Night

Every year in early September the event ‘Kinderdijk by Floodlight’ takes place on this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an opportunity to see the historic windmills illuminated by spotlight as the sun sets and darkness fills the skies, a vision which is just as spectacular but vastly different from what you see during the typical day trip.

verlichte windmolen in Kinderdijk (Nederland)

Illuminated Windmill in Kinderdijk (Netherlands)

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Photos and Videos of the Windmills of Kinderdijk at night (The Netherlands)


The Windmills at Kinderdijk by Night (Netherlands)

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Fotos und Videos von den Windmühlen von Kinderdijk in der Nacht (Niederlande)

Windmühlen Kinderdijk in der Nacht (Niederlande)

Windmills Kinderdijk at Night (Netherlands)

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Fotos y Videos de los Molinos de Kinderdijk en la Noche (Países Bajos)

красивые освещенные ветряные мельницы в Киндердайк (Нидерланды)

Beautiful Lit Windmills at Kinderdijk (Netherlands)

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In Alblasserwaard, problems with water became more and more apparent in the 13th century. Large canals, called “weteringen”, were dug to get rid of the excess water in the polders. However, the drained soil continued to subside, while the level of the river rose due to the river’s sand deposits. After a few centuries, an additional way to keep the polders dry was required. It was decided to build a series of windmills, with a limited capacity to bridge water level differences, but just able to pump water into a reservoir at an intermediate level between the soil in the polder and the river; the reservoir could be pumped out into the river by other windmills whenever the river level was low enough; the river level has both seasonal and tidal variations.


mulini a vento accese Kinderdijk (Olanda)

The Lighted Windmills in Kinderdijk (Netherlands)

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Photos et Vidéos des Moulins à Vent de Kinderdijk la Nuit (Pays-Bas)

Kinderdijk molino de viento en la luna (Países Bajos)

Kinderdijk Windmill at Moonlight (Netherlands)

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Foto’s en Video’s van de Verlichte Molens van Kinderdijk (Nederland)

Moulins de Kinderdijk dans la soirée (Pays-Bas)

Kinderdijk Windmills in the Evening (Netherlands)

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Foto e Video dei Mulini a Vento di Kinderdijk di Notte (Paesi Bassi)

nocy atmosfera w Kinderdijk (Holandia)

Nighttime Atmosphere at Kinderdijk (Netherlands)

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Although some of the windmills are still used, the main water works are provided by two diesel pumping stations near one of the entrances of the windmills site.

Fotos e Vídeos dos Moinhos de Vento de Kinderdijk à Noite (Holanda)

kincir angin Kinderdijk terkenal di malam hari (Belanda)

The Famous Windmills in Kinderdijk by Night (Netherlands)

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Фотографии и видеоролики ветряных мельниц Киндердейка в ночное время (Нидерланды)


Kinderdijk Windmills in a Row along a Canal (Netherlands)

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Zdjęcia i Filmy z Wiatrakami w Kinderdijk Nocą (Holandia)

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