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Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: Middle Ages
Date of Inscription: 1997
Location: Europe, Netherlands, Municipalities of Alblasserdam and Nieuw-Lekkerland, Province of Zuid-Holland
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Description: The installations in the Kinderdijk-Elshout area marvelously exhibit the exceptional contribution of the people of the Netherlands towards the water handling technology. In the Middle Ages the local people began construction of hydraulic works for the drainage of agricultural and settlement land which has successively continued to the present. The site demonstrates all the characteristic features of this technology – dykes, reservoirs, pumping stations, administrative buildings and a sequence of marvelously conserved windmills. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, partly in the municipality Nieuw-Lekkerland, partly in the municipality of Alblasserdam, South Holland province, the Netherlands. It lies about 15km east of Rotterdam. Kinderdijk is in a polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best known Dutch tourist sites. They were placed on the list of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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