Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
The windmills of Kinderdijk, built in the 1700s, are collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 19 windmills that remain intact today are lined up along the riverfront and were used to pump rising water to the canal and thus keep the village dry. Incidentally, the name of this charming village comes from the time of the St Elisabeth flood in 1421, when the villagers found a baby (kind) on the dike (dijk).
Walk along past the windmills and look inside one of them for an up-close appreciation of how these simple machines harness the power of the wind in order to work -- it is quite ingenious.
Before returning to the ship, you'll have time for plenty of photos of the windmills and the countryside.
This tour is available only to guests whose cruise does not begin or end in Rotterdam. Tour does not operate on holidays.