Historic Windmills, Rotterdam: One of the area's many historic windmills



There are many historic and operational windmills around Rotterdam. Declared as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997, Kinderdijk lies in the east of Rotterdam and its name in Dutch means a “Child’s Dike”. Built in the seventeenth century, Kinderdijk alone contains 19 historic windmills. Built mostly behind dikes, large parts of the Rotterdam are below sea level.


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Alternate Title
  • Windmolen, Rotterdam

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Windmills

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Eighteenth century

Place of Creation
  • Rotterdam

  • Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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