Kinderdijk – a village in the Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, in the community of New Leckerland; 15 km east of Rotterdam. The name of the village means “child’s dam” in Dutch. It is located at the intersection of two rivers – Lek and Nord.
In 1740 windmills were built to drain the polders. It is currently the largest single-site system of ancient windmills in the Netherlands.
In 1997 Kinderdijk was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Windmills in Kinderdijk are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Netherlands.