April 03, 2012

Kinderdijk World Heritage Site

Lovely symmetry!
Nineteen windmills guard the canals and reservoirs of Kinderdijk.

While the windmills have been replaced by modern pumps, they are kept in readiness in case of a crisis.

The Nederwaard windmills were built in 1738.

Across from them, the Overwaard windmills were constructed two years later.
The Overwaard pumping station
This diesel-powered pumping station can move 1,500 cubic meters of water per minute.

Kinderdijk is popular with both tourists and locals.  A bike path runs along the canal next to the footpath.

All photos copyright 2012 by Nancy Parode / Old Line Photography

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