Cycling along the Kinderdijk Windmills

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Molenlanden
  • 39.57 km (Approximately 02:19 u)
  • Cycling route 530202
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Cycling along the Kinderdijk Windmills

  • The Netherlands
  • South Holland
  • Molenlanden
  • 39.57 km (Approximately 02:19 u)
  • Cycling route 530202
First, you loosen your legs, while you cycle along the river De Alblas. Further on you drive a bit through Alblasserdam, after which you can admire the Kinderdijkse Molens: a mill corridor that is known worldwide. The nineteen mills were built in the eighteenth century to improve the drainage of the Alblasserwaard. The mills have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997. In picturesque Kinderdijk you can cross the Lek with a ferry. You make a tour through Krimpen aan de Lek and the surrounding polder. Cycling over the dikes you have a beautiful view of the old battle landscape. You cross the water again, this time for a ride through Ridderkerk. Finally, you drive through Oud-Alblas. The route ends at Vertoeven bij Verhoeven.

Directions

# Description Distance
Vertoeven bij Verhoeven (Oosteinde, 2969 AS, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
9
9 (2969AS, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 0.29 km
43
43 (2969AB, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 2.10 km
18
18 (2951TK, Alblasserdam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 5.58 km
Nederwaard no. 8 (Nederwaard Molen No.8, 2954LB, Alblasserdam, South Holland, The Netherlands) 9.11 km
Nederwaard no. 7 (2954LA, Molenlanden, South Holland, The Netherlands) 9.23 km

Pause places

Vertoeven bij Verhoeven

Oosteinde 8
2969 AS Molenlanden
http://www.vertoevenbijverhoeven.nl

Staying at Verhoeven is a Bed & Breakfast and motorhome parking along the river De Alblas. You can really relax here. There is much to discover in the Alblasserwaard, both by bike and on foot. You can also rent a canoe within walking distance and admire the surroundings from the water. The B&B is located in a beautifully converted stable. All four rooms are nicely furnished and equipped with all modern comforts. The camper place offers space for 15 campers. A sanitary room has been set up for camper guests with showers, toilets and the option to empty the camper toilet.

Sights

Nederwaard no. 8

Nederwaard Molen No.8
2954LB Alblasserdam
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were used not only to produce flour from cereals, but also to reclaim polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!

Nederwaard no. 7


2954LA Molenlanden
http://www.allemolens.nl

One of the windmills on Kinderdijk. In 2005 a rod broke on the dike at 2 windmills. These were replaced. A rod from 1925, which survived all welded rods, was also replaced. In 2006 the mill became operational again.

Nederwaard no. 6


2954LA Molenlanden
http://www.allemolens.nl

This mill is also one of the mills on Kinderdijk and was built in 1738. The low basin of the Nederwaard can be drained with the iron paddle wheel. The mill cannot be visited.

Nederwaard no. 5

Nederwaard Molen No.5
2954LA Alblasserdam
http://www.allemolens.nl

The most famous windmill type in the Netherlands. Windmills were used not only to produce flour from cereals, but also to reclaim polder areas. Natural energy. The most famous windmills can be found in Kinderdijk, really set up as a polder model. A must see!

Korenmolen De Regt

Molen De Regt
2957EN Molenlanden
http://www.korenmolenderegt.nl

Since 2012, Korenmolen De Regt has been completely restored and ready for grinding. Nice for cyclists to visit this. The mill is open every Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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