People often think of windmills when they think of the Netherlands. Kinderdijk is one of the most beautiful villages of the Netherlands and is world-famous for its windmills. The 19 Kinderdijk Windmills were designated an official UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The history of Kinderdijk is also the story of the struggle against the water. You can drive from Delft to Kinderdijk in about 45 minutes.