Windmill workshop: experience the life of a miller!

For true windmill lovers, a trip to Kinderdijk simply isn’t complete without paying a visit to the authentic windmill workshop. Here, you will get an exclusive look into the construction and maintenance of windmills. You will also get to know more about the profession of a miller. You will find out:

• How a windmill is built
• How a windmill is maintained
• How a windmill works
• What kind of work a miller does
• How to become a miller

Personal guide

In the workshop, a personal guide will tell you all about the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk. At this special location, the guide will show you all kinds of windmill parts and you will get the chance to study mill construction drawings from up-close. In the windmill workshop, you will get to know the secret of the windmill…

Your guide will explain how a windmill is able to pump water using the power of the wind. In the workshop, you will learn about cogs and rods, rotating sails, lantern gears, shafts, scoop wheels, screws and water levels. It’s an unforgettable experience in a typical Dutch environment.

Please note the windmill workshop is only open to visitors by reservation.

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