Country #15, Day 114, Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Country #15, Day 114, Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Country #15, Day 114, Kinderdijk, Netherlands

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kinderdijk is a polder(Flood plains separated from the sea by an artificial shallow wall, a Dyke) with 19 windmills built in the 18th century to drain the constantly rising and falling water from flooding the area. Though the windmills are not in use today they are one of the main attractions for tourists in Netherlands.

It is an ingenious system signifying the constant struggle the dutch have had with water for centuries and how they have developed unique water management solutions over the years. After all almost the entire country is either at or below sea level.