The Alblasserwaard region used to have 150 mills. Nowadays, you will have to make do with 'only' 53 mills, 48 of which are watermills. You will see that the water in the ditches is often much deeper on one side than on the other. When all 150 mills were still there, they pumped the water a metre higher into the low basins of the Nederwaard and Overwaard. Nowadays, the pumping stations do that. Just past junction 9, you will see the Peilmolen (sounding mill). This mill was located in the deepest part of the polder. When the water rose too high, the miller would hang a lamp in the sails and the mill would become a sort of lighthouse. The signal was passed on by all the millers to Kinderdijk. This way, the millers communicated throughout the Alblasserwaard!
Directions  Distance  Total distance  
Start: Molenstraat , 4233EN Vijfheerenlanden  74.6 KM  
From
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63

6107.8 M  6.1 KM  
Head south on Prinsengracht  308 M  
Continue slightly left onto Broekseweg  5.2 KM  
Continue right onto Parallelweg  554 M  
You are now at section 63  0 M  
From
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71

4405.9 M  4.4 KM  
Head south on Parallelweg  382 M  
Continue right onto Noordseweg  1.6 KM  
Continue onto Botersloot  2.4 KM  
You are now at section 71  1 M  
From
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70

2387 M  2.4 KM  
Head southwest  377 M  
Continue left onto Nieuwendijk  454 M  
Turn right  1.5 KM  
Enter the roundabout  19 M  
You are now at section 70  1 M  
From
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69

3039.9 M  3 KM  
Head south  44 M  
Exit the roundabout onto Zuidzijde  3 KM  
Turn left onto Postkade  1 M  
You are now at section 69  0 M  
From
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69

137.5 M  0.1 KM  
Head north on Postkade  1 M  
Turn left onto Smoutjesweg  75 M  
Make a slight right  27 M  
Turn left  21 M  
Turn left onto Nieuwpoortseweg  14 M  
You are now at section 69  0 M  
From
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68

4235 M  4.2 KM  
Head northwest on Nieuwpoortseweg  1.3 KM  
Turn left onto Achterland  3 KM  
You are now at section 68  1 M  
From
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14

1424.7 M  1.4 KM  
Head south on Peulwijksekade  595 M  
Continue slightly left onto Brandwijksedijk  829 M  
You are now at section 14  1 M  
From
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13

1782.4 M  1.8 KM  
Head southeast on Damseweg  1.8 KM  
You are now at section 13  1 M  
From
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12

4738.9 M  4.7 KM  
Head southwest on Damseweg  40 M  
Continue right onto Gijbelandsedijk  3.7 KM  
Continue onto Meulenbroek  1 KM  
You are now at section 12  0 M  
From
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08

2548.4 M  2.5 KM  
Head west on Meulenbroek  174 M  
Continue slightly left onto Kerkstraat  792 M  
Continue onto Heulenslag  1.6 KM  
You are now at section 08  1 M  
From
08
09

1577.1 M  1.6 KM  
Head southwest on Heulenslag  1.4 KM  
Continue left onto Noordzijde  166 M  
You are now at section 09  1 M  
From
09
43

1829 M  1.8 KM  
Head northwest  5 M  
Continue onto Noordzijde  1.8 KM  
You are now at section 43  0 M  
From
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42

969.8 M  1 KM  
Head south on Brugstraat  89 M  
Continue right onto Dorpsstraat  368 M  
Continue onto Westeinde  513 M  
You are now at section 42  1 M  
From
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01

2464.2 M  2.5 KM  
Head southwest on Westeinde  861 M  
Continue onto Vinkenpolderweg  508 M  
Turn right to stay on Vinkenpolderweg  465 M  
Continue onto Polderstraat  629 M  
You are now at section 01  1 M  
From
01
01

83.1 M  0.1 KM  
Head south  83 M  
You are now at section 01  1 M  
From
01
30

2905.4 M  2.9 KM  
Head west on Marineweg  338 M  
Continue right onto Havenplein  141 M  
Continue right onto Kraanbaan  222 M  
Continue onto Cortgene  1.5 KM  
Continue slightly left onto West Kinderdijk  694 M  
Make a slight right to stay on West Kinderdijk  16 M  
You are now at section 30  0 M  
From
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02

981.5 M  1 KM  
Head northeast on Molenkade  413 M  
Continue onto Blokweerschekade  567 M  
You are now at section 02  1 M  
From
02
03

1274.7 M  1.3 KM  
Head northwest on Nederwaard  1.2 KM  
Turn left  25 M  
You are now at section 03  0 M  
From
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31

574.1 M  0.6 KM  
Head southwest  97 M  
Continue right onto Molenstraat  177 M  
Continue slightly right onto Lekweg  299 M  
You are now at section 31  1 M  
From
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61

359.2 M  0.4 KM  
Head northwest on Veerdam  49 M  
Take the ferry Autoveer Krimpen aan de Lek  Kinderdijk  262 M  
Continue straight onto Kerkestoep  47 M  
You are now at section 61  0 M  
From
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63

2806 M  2.8 KM  
Head east on Rijsdijk  404 M  
Continue onto Onder de Waal  320 M  
Continue onto Ooster Lekdijk  509 M  
Continue onto Schuwacht  1.6 KM  
You are now at section 63  1 M  
From
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62

1919.9 M  1.9 KM  
Head southeast on Schuwacht  1.4 KM  
Continue onto Voorstraat  525 M  
You are now at section 62  0 M  
From
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64

3110.9 M  3.1 KM  
Head east on Voorstraat  495 M  
Continue onto Opperduit  2.6 KM  
You are now at section 64  0 M  
From
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76

5037 M  5 KM  
Head northeast on Opperduit  1.4 KM  
Continue onto LekdijkWest  3.6 KM  
You are now at section 76  0 M  
From
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37

2523.5 M  2.5 KM  
Head northeast on LekdijkOost  2.2 KM  
Continue onto Hogedijk  279 M  
You are now at section 37  0 M  
From
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10

3523.3 M  3.5 KM  
Head northeast on Hogedijk  2.1 KM  
Continue right onto LekdijkWest  1.3 KM  
Continue onto Voorhaven  108 M  
You are now at section 10  0 M  
From
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10

328.2 M  0.3 KM  
Head northeast on Voorhaven  52 M  
Turn right onto Veerstraat  141 M  
Continue onto Buiten de Veerpoort  135 M  
You are now at section 10  0 M  
From
10
66

1263.9 M  1.3 KM  
Head southwest on Buiten de Veerpoort (N216)  32 M  
Take the ferry Schoonhoven  Gelkenes (N216)  235 M  
Continue straight onto Veerstoep  114 M  
Continue left onto Veersedijk  884 M  
You are now at section 66  0 M  
From
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65

3675.9 M  3.7 KM  
Head east on Hoogstraat  452 M  
Continue onto Lekdijk  2.5 KM  
Continue right onto Boonevlietweg  708 M  
You are now at section 65  0 M  
From
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64

6581.7 M  6.6 KM  
Head northeast on Tiendweg  1.9 KM  
Continue left onto Langesteinseweg  748 M  
Continue right onto Lekdijk  2 KM  
Continue right onto Kerkpad  868 M  
Continue left onto Kerkweg  404 M  
Continue left onto Hogewaard  352 M  
Continue onto Molenstraat  233 M  
You are now at section 64  0 M 