The Netherlands is famous for its mills. Today there are still more than 1000 in our country. Nowhere in the world do you find so many windmills as in the village of Kinderdijk.
The mills grind the excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders - which lies below sea level - to the adjacent river Lek. The river in turn carries this water back to the (North) sea.
In 1997, the Kinderdijk windmills were put on the UNESCO World Heritage List.