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Kinderdijk: Holland’s Most Beautiful Windmills!

A couple years ago while driving from Amsterdam to Luxembourg I did what I always do when driving long distances: figured out detours to stretch my legs. I collect UNESCO world heritage sites and noticed one that would be right on my way, a little East of Rotterdam, and soon I was driving along a small road to Kinderdijk, my chosen detour of the day.   Kinderdijk Windmills were built in the 18th century to pump water out of the polder, when Holland was in…

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24 new World Heritage Sites – and the list gets longer!

Collecting world heritage sites is both fun and tricky, because you’ll never be finished. This is because UNESCO keeps on inscribing new properties to the list every year, and in this year’s meeting in Bonn, there were altogether 24 new sites added. Here they are: 8 new easily accessible sites to Europe… Norway: Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site Denmark: Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement Denmark: The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand Germany: Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus France: Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars…

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