Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Alblasserdam, Netherlands

Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 4.1 km
Ascend 15 m
Descend 18 m

Explore Alblasserdam in Netherlands with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

All Sightseeing Tours in Alblasserdam Individual Sights in Alblasserdam

Sight 1: Nederwaard Molen No.7

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Nederwaard Molen 7 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill, which dates from 1738, is inhabited and cannot be visited. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.50 meters with which the low bosom of the Nederwaard is drained. On July 1, 2005, the assembly chain of the mill broke during grinding. This caused the hood of the mill to turn from the west to the east. While this was happening, the outer rod of this mill broke. Probably because when the hood started to turn, forces came on the rod that he could not have. In June 2006, two new rods were inserted.

Wikipedia: Nederwaard Molen No.7 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 130 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Nederwaard Molen No.6

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Nederwaard Molen 6 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill, which dates from 1738, is one of the eight mills that drain the Nederwaard. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.30 meters with which the low bosom of the Nederwaard is drained. The mill, which used to be referred to as "Mr. Lions", is inhabited and cannot be visited.

Wikipedia: Nederwaard Molen No.6 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 125 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Nederwaard Molen No.5

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Nederwaard Molen 5 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill that dates from 1738 is inhabited and cannot be visited. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.30 meters with which the low bosom of the Nederwaard is drained. This mill had tilted considerably to the north and in the past attempts have been made to compensate for this in the masonry and in the wheelbarrow floor. In 2010, an extensive restoration was started, in which the watercourses were restored. In July 2011, the mill was partially rectified.

Wikipedia: Nederwaard Molen No.5 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 293 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Overwaard Molen No.4

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Overwaard Molen No.4 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill, which dates from 1740, is one of the eight mills that drain the Overwaard. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.70 meters with which the low bosom of the Overwaard is drained. Until 1799, Mill Overwaard No.4 had two paddle wheels: one for grinding the low bosom in the high bosom and a second for maintaining the high bosom area. The latter paddle wheel has been removed.

Wikipedia: Overwaard Molen No.4 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Overwaard Molen No.5

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Overwaard Molen No.5 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill, which dates from 1740, is one of the eight mills that drain the Overwaard. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.70 meters with which the low bosom of the Overwaard is drained. The mill is inhabited and cannot be visited.

Wikipedia: Overwaard Molen No.5 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 396 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Overwaard Molen No.3

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Overwaard Molen No.3 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill that dates from 1740 is one of the eight mills that drain the Overwaard. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.70 meters with which the low bosom of the Overwaard is drained. The mill is inhabited and cannot be visited.

Wikipedia: Overwaard Molen No.3 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 168 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Overwaard Molen No.2

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Overwaard Molen No.2 is a windmill in Kinderdijk, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill was built in 1740 by order of the water board of the Overwaard. After many years of draining the bosom, disaster struck. On April 12, 1981, a fire broke out due to a leaking gas cylinder. The mill was so badly damaged that the octagon had to be pulled over. The mill was only insured against fire for 75,000 guilders. On March 28, 1983, the foundation rebuilding mill in kinderdijk was founded. Two years later, the rebuilding began. On 26 April 1985, Prince Claus put the rebuilt mill into operation. The flight of the mill is 29.56 m., with which the mill Overwaard No.2 had the largest flight of all Dutch mills until the rebuilding of bosom mill no. 6 in Haastrecht in 2011.

Wikipedia: Overwaard Molen No.2 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 337 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Nederwaard Molen No.4

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Nederwaard Molen 4 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill that dates from 1738 is inhabited and cannot be visited. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.30 meters with which the low bosom of the Nederwaard is drained. The hull of this mill was bricked up 48 cm higher in September 1871.

Wikipedia: Nederwaard Molen No.4 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 139 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Nederwaard Molen No.3

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Nederwaard Molen 3 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill that dates from 1738 is inhabited and cannot be visited. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.50 meters with which the low bosom of the Nederwaard is drained.

Wikipedia: Nederwaard Molen No.3 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 230 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Museum Windmill Nederwaard

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Nederwaard Molen 2 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill, which dates from 1738, serves as a visitor's mill. In the mill there is a museum house. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.30 meters with which the low bosom of the Nederwaard is drained.

Wikipedia: Nederwaard Molen No.2 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 123 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Overwaard Molen No.1

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Overwaard Molen No.1 is one of the Kinderdijk windmills, in the Dutch municipality of Molenlanden. The mill that dates from 1740 was the level mill of the eight mills that drain the Overwaard. The owner is kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation. The mill has an iron paddle wheel with a diameter of 6.70 meters with which the low bosom of the Overwaard is drained. The mill is inhabited and cannot be visited.

Wikipedia: Overwaard Molen No.1 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 186 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Nederwaard Molen No.1

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In the Dutch municipality, Factory 1 is one of the children's factories. Built in 1738, the factory is not allowed to visit. The owner is the World Heritage Children's Embankment. The factory has a diameter of 6.30 meters and is used to grind low breastplate with low size. The plant had been tilted for years, and around 1870, a support on the northeast side was covered to prevent further tilting.

Wikipedia: Nederwaard Molen No.1 (NL)

arrow down foot steps 1767 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 13: Kleine of Lage Molen

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De Kleine of Lage Molen is a ground sailor on the Boezemkade in the Dutch Nieuw-Lekkerland. It was built in 1761 to replace an earlier seesaw mill that had been badly damaged by storms. The Kleine or Lage Molen belongs to the Kinderdijk windmills. The Lage mill functioned as a submill and, together with the disappeared Oude Molen, grinded the water from the polder to the low bosom. The Hoge Molen spilled out the water to the Hoge boezem. When in 1966 the paddle wheel of the Hoge Molen was replaced by an auger and the mill could raise the water directly from the polder level, the Lage Molen lost its function. Since 1997, the polder discharges the excess water via a auger pumping station directly to the Lage Boezem of the Overwaard.

Wikipedia: Kleine of Lage Molen (NL)

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