The Netherlands

We stopped at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands, a historic area that has a large number of old windmills. Tom went on a bicycle tour of the area while Linda explored on foot with a Viking tour group. 

There is a system of 19 windmills, built beginning around 1740, that drain the floodplain between the dikes into a series of canals. It is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. Although some of the windmills are still used, two diesel-powered pumping stations are the primary means used to drain the area today.

The next morning we arrived early in Amsterdam and departed to boat for the airport. Because we wanted to get to Copenhagen for the weekend to see Adam, and because we had been to Amsterdam before, we didn’t do any sightseeing there.

© Tom Lebsack 2019