If you go
Kinderdijk Windmills: https:/ /www.kinderdijk.com/discover/the-story/unescoworld-heritage. Most people visit April to September, but winter — if you can handle the cold — offers a chance to ice skate past the windmills on frozen canals. Tickets: 6.50 euros for a short film and access to the mills. Boat tours also available.
Getting there: Rotterdam is about a 30-minute drive (or 25 minutes on a water bus), and Amsterdam is roughly an hour’s drive.
Lodging: The Fletcher Hotelrestaurant De Witte Brug in nearby Lekkerkerk is reasonably priced or there are plenty of options in Rotterdam.