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The Windmills of Kinderdijk

# Trip

The Windmills of Kinderdijk

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We’ll leave by coach to visit the windmills of Kinderdijk. It’s the only place in the world where we can see so many windmills in one place, and that’s one of the reasons why they were listed as a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The mills were built in the 18th century to remove water from the polder as everything is below sea level. The Dutch are masters at water management, and this attraction is the best place to learn how they have dealt with their struggles against the sea over the centuries. The area was also the inspiration for a familiar children’s game. Legend has it that after a flood in 1491, as someone from the local village was inspecting the damage, they saw a cradle floating in the water. As the floating cradle came nearer, a cat was seen trying to keep it balanced by jumping back and forth so that no water could get in. When the cradle came close enough for someone to pick it out of the water, they saw a baby quietly sleeping inside. This folktale is now well known as "The Cat and the Cradle."


  • The order of the excursions can change.
  • Times are approximate.


This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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The Best of The Netherlands (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 08/04/2023, 23/04/2023, ...


Vacation in the Netherlands on an unforgettable cruise across the Markermeer and Dutch canals. Visit all the must-see sites, including Edam, Volendam, Gouda, the windmills of Kinderdijk, The Hague and the Mauritshuis, the impressive flower auction in Aalsmeer, Haarlem, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

6 Days
Departure 01/04/2023
Arrival 06/04/2023
On request
Ship : MS Mona Lisa Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/04/2023
Arrival 13/04/2023
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 10/04/2023
Arrival 15/04/2023
On request
Ship : MS Mona Lisa Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 23/04/2023
Arrival 28/04/2023
Ship : MS Mona Lisa Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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