Our appointment for departure for Amsterdam was on June 17th at 6 am at the Paris School of Florists. We left on time by coach.
At around 10 am, breakfast at a motorway rest stop was on the schedule so we picked up some food from the area restaurants.
Then we went through Belgium, where we ran into a lot of traffic jams. Some of us got some shut-eye during the trip and some had their eyes wide open to watch “A Star is Born” with Lady Gaga. They had some fun at the same time.
We took a lunch break at around 12 pm. Some had their sandwiches, others went for a bite to eat at McDonald’s.
Then we went back on the road to head for the Kinderdijk Mills. We arrived at the mills at around 4 pm to give us enough time for a visit.
Nineteen windmills were built between 1738 and 1740 as part of a water management system to fight against floods, and today, they symbolize Holland’s water management system. In 1997, the site was proclaimed as a World Heritage by UNSESCO.
The mills at Kinderdijk were built to keep the Alblasserwaard Lowlands dry. Arranged opposite each other, they form an emblematic image of Holland.
Here’s a look inside the tiny spaces for the one-time tiny people: