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12 November 2019

Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage on National Geographic

Something to watch out for: Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage is about to feature on National Geographic Channel! On Monday November 18, our mills will hit the screen in the first episode of a new series called ‘Europe From Above’. Make sure to be in front of your TV to catch the documentary from 9pm next Monday.

To be fair, there’s not too much we can give away yet. What we can say, though, is that the final results are absolutely breath-taking! Over the past year, we have been hosting National Geographic’s globally operating film crews on several occasions here at Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage. A prominent part in the documentary is played by our very own miller Ad Wisse, the occupant of the nr. 7 Overwaard windmill. The official millwright of the Kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation has been extensively filmed and interviewed while busy working on the mill of his next-door neighbour, Anja Noorlander. Check out this trailer to get an exclusive preview!

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Drones

Much of the documentary footage was shot using drones. Obviously, the crew made sure to obtain official permits and licences required to use drones for their Kinderdijk recordings. All in all, ‘Europe From Above’ comprises six episodes. On Monday, the first episode will focus exclusively on the Netherlands. After that, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom will get their moment in the spotlights.

A vivid portrait of these regions and the people keeping their traditions alive

National Geographic announce their new series along the following lines: ‘Europe From Above takes to the skies to present to you Europe’s most beautiful cultural and geographical landmarks in ways that you have never seen before. Stunning hyper-lapse photography from the air enables us to visualise a season’s worth of change in a matter of seconds, as Dutch tulip fields burst into colour as if by magic, and waterfalls in the Dolomite Mountains turn to ice. We unveil how tradition, technology, and natural wonders have shaped this epic continent – a vivid portrait of these regions and the people keeping their traditions alive.’

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