Windmills of Kinderdijk

This weekend has been absolutely phenomenal. You know, the kind of first weekend that truly announces ‘Spring has arrived’.

The sun has been shining brilliantly for three days, a gorgeous blue sky with just a few pale wisps of white cloud here and there.

The weather has been in the mid 60s to low 70s (Fahrenheit) here in The Hague. That may not sound all that warm to some, but believe me, when you’re in the direct sunlight it starts to sizzle.

Being both an outdoor culture and a cafe culture, Nederlanders have been out in force, soaking up the sun at the beach, on bike and jogging trails and in the outdoor seating at cafes and restaurants throughout this tiny country.

Yesterday Husband and I decided to take advantage of the terrific weather, so we hopped in the car and headed southeast of Rotterdam to visit the windmills of Kinderdijk.

Just for fun, we decided to take Oli along because a dog’s gotta have adventures, too.

My photos may not be as high quality as those on the site (do check them out), but they’re mine and each one reminds me what a wonderful day we had in the sun.

And true to Dutch culture, we followed up our meandering among the windmills with a nice long spell at an outdoor cafe 😉

photo of map of windmills at Kinderdijk, Netherlands on www.adventuresinexpatland.com

Layout of the Windmills at Kinderdijk









four windmills in a row at Kinderdijk on Adventures in Expat Land

The 'Older' Windmills (built 1738)





Dutchman riding a bicycle near Kinderdijk windmill on www.adventuresinexpatland.com

One of the 'Newer' Windmills (1740)




windmill at Kinderdijk on www.adventuresinexpatland.com

All Kinderdijk windmills are inhabited




windmill at Kinderdijk on Adventures in Expat Land

The 'Backside' of a Windmill









Man and dog in front of Kinderdijk windmill on www.adventuresinexpatland.com

In Front of One Caretaker's Home



photo looking up at a tall windmill on www.adventuresinexpatland.com

'Anno 1738' Way Up at the Top





windmills at Kinderdijk Netherlands on www.adventuresinexpatland.com

One Last Look




































Windmills at Kinderdijk on Adventures in Expat Land

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