Worth a Stop: Kinderdijk, Netherlands

24 Feb

If you’ve ever wondered what a fairlytale would look like were it to come to life, look no further than the charming Dutch village known as Kinderdijk. Located 20 km east of Rotterdam, Kinderdijk is home to fat grazing cattle feasting on green rolling pastures, floating lily pads flanked by idyllic willow-lined river banks, and 19 historic windmills, some dating back to the 18th century. The countryside here is so scenic that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997. The best way to explore the area is with a picnic by bicycle, which are rented by the hour at the front entrance.  Make sure to stop at the on-site museum located inside an actual windmill for a behind the scenes look at historic Dutch living. Just watch your head.

Master Bedroom
Room with a view

Ideal  picnic spot
Photo by E. Dohrmann

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