27 juin 2013

Wind Mills of Kinderdjik, Netherlands.

Wind Mills of Kinderdjik The Wind Mills of Kinderdjik is just 15 km from Rotterdam. This village is located in the Alblasserwaard polder at the confluence of the Lek & Noord rivers. The 19 wind mills were built around 1500 & 1740 to prevent floods. According to the legend, the villagers dicovered a cradle with a baby at the foot of a dike after the  Saint Elisabeth flood (1421).  Thus this village got it's name Kinderdjik which means  "Childs Dike". In 1997, these wind mills are included in the... [Lire la suite]
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