Kinderdijk, a small village only 16 kilometres off Rotterdam, is unique for its impressive network of 19 well-preserved windmills built in the mid-eighteenth century. To get here, one can easily get onto a boat that cruises along the Maas River, starting from Rotterdam right up to this little village. The hour-long cruise is also able to offer one the experience of enjoying Rotterdam’s refreshing skyline of creative architecture at the same time. Much recommended.

It was a truly windy day, as I supposed is befitting that of a backdrop of windmills.
It had been drizzling for most part of the cruise and we were rather worried looking at the dark clouds looming in the sky. Thankfully, the weather held out for us when we got to the windmills.
I would imagine that it must be rather lovely being the occupants of this pretty house along the river banks with a view of windmills stretched out before you.
This was the view I meant.

I wouldn’t mind settling down on this bench with a good book, or a good friend.
The long way home…. bidding farewell to the windmills of Kinderdijk as we make our way back to Rotterdam.
Making the most of the remaining hours of daylight left when we got back to Rotterdam city centre.
And to my pleasant surprise, this was what I chanced upon! A branch of the largest used bookstore in Amsterdam. Joy, oh joy! I came away with a pristine copy of The Diary of Virginia Woolf (Volume Two). A perfect end to a beautiful day. 🙂

9 thoughts on “The windmills of Kinderdijk

    1. Thanks, Kathy! It was the thought of having still to lug my luggage up the train all the way to Paris (and for the anticipated books yet to be bought in Paris bookstores!), as well as the steadily growing stash of chocolate bars my mum had been acquiring while I was busy book browsing….. :p


  1. do i have to book the train ticket from amsterdam to rotterdam in advance?are the prices going up if i buy them on the spot at the station?are they hi speed trains or oridnary ones?thanks ,pls help me as im on the other side of the globe


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